Semantic memory

@article{Saumier2002SemanticM,
  title={Semantic memory},
  author={Daniel Saumier and Howard Chertkow},
  journal={Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports},
  year={2002},
  volume={2},
  pages={516-522}
}
Our concepts about objects, states, and events are stored in a cognitive structure termed semantic memory. There are several types of neurologic disorders that may cause impairments of semantic memory. Clinical evaluations of these impairments are complex, because semantic memory is linked to other cognitive systems that, when damaged, may produce related syndromes or difficulties. In an attempt to gain further understanding of these breakdown patterns, we review data from both neuropsychologic… 
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