According to Brain HQ, Explicit Memory, also known as Declarative Memory,
is one of the two major subdivisions of long-term memory. (The other is implicit memory.) Explicit memory requires conscious thought—such as recalling who came to dinner last night or naming animals that live in the rainforest. It’s what most people have in mind when they think of “memory,” and whether theirs is good or bad. Explicit memory is often associative; your brain links memories together. For example, when you think of a word or occasion, such as an automobile, your memory can bring up a whole host of associated memories—from carburetors to your commute to a family road trip to a thousand other things.Brain HQ
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