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Lecture 2: Declarative memory

In this step, we will look deeper into declarative memory, including episodic and semantic memory.

Declarative memory

In the previous step, we have mentioned the difference between episodic and semantic memory. We will display more examples in this step.

After that, we will indicate some good methods to assess one’s memory and explain further the concept of ‘consolidation’, which is key to the formation of long-term memory.

Before we move to the next step, we will bring up some skills that help patient-dentist communication. For example, we have three options for prosthesis: dental implant, removable denture, and crown-and-bridge. We can help patients to learn the network or inter-relationship between things, rather than isolated facts.

What kind of skill do you think may help to build a better conversation between dentists and patients? Share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments!

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