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Is there a specific term for the notion of storing "algorithms" in human memory?

This is called procedural memory. In textbooks, memory is often broken down into a hierarchy of types. Note that this taxonomy is primarily a guide to language use - ie, how types of memory are ...
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Is aphantasia an inability to record memories, or an inability to recall memories?

It is neither: Aphantasia is the inability to voluntarily create mental images in one's mind. How this relates to visual memory is still under investigation, as is most everything about aphantasia, ...
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How does the brain use old information to make new connections?

if my brain forms a new connection (register a new information) it can't really know "where does the new element stand in the system of things" There is a lot of contention on the specifics, what we ...
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Does studying flashcards, both front to back and back to front, decrease retention opposed to only memorizing one way?

No, it just makes the intervals suboptimal. Either bury the card if the opposite side came recently or change the card to the direction it will usually appear. (Sometimes it will be the description ...
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Why do we forget what we try to remember?

What you are describing may be the tip of the tongue (TOT) phenomenon. There are two major explanations for this: the direct-access view and the inferential view. The direct-access view: the memory ...
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Tests of Semantic Memory suitable for 10 to 18 year old

This seems difficult for a number of reasons. First, are you interested in testing the retrieval of pre-existing semantic memories or the ability to form new semantic memories? It is entirely ...
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Where is knowledge of how the brain works stored?

I think that you focus this question in the wrong way. There is no place in the brain where the "instructions" are stored. The brain don't need "know" how it works to work. The way in that the brain ...
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Where is knowledge of how the brain works stored?

This type of knowledge is known as "semantic memory"; a type of "declarative memory". We don't yet know where semantic memory is stored in the brain, although there is evidence that hippocampal and/or ...
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How to detect which memory is being used when answering a yes or no question?

It depends whether the answers are well known facts. If I know well my name, the color of my hair and whether I can ride a bike then semantic memory is used to answer these questions. If I have a ...
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The relationship between semantic memory and concepts/procedures

You are right, procedural memory is defined as implicit. Semantic memory on the other hand is part of explicit memory. It includes declarative knowlegde (knowledge of facts or ideas) that can be made ...
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Is remembering a list of words an example of semantic or episodic memory?

The answer is episodic. Episodic memory is responsible for storing information about events (or episodes) we have experienced; whereas semantic is for storing information about the world, such as the ...
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What do psychologists call the ability to quickly revise and remember things that a person had previously learnt

Looks like when your friend was freshly learning the equations, he was using more of his episodic memory but as he went "used-to" with the equations, he tapped into more of semantic memory. ...
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How is information stored in the brain

One hypothesis about the molecular basis of memory is CaMKII Nature Reviews Neuroscience 13, 169-182 (March 2012) | doi:10.1038/nrn3192 Mechanisms of CaMKII action in long-term potentiation http://www....
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Is remembering a list of words an example of semantic or episodic memory?

I agree there is some murkiness, as learning a list of words doesn't seem to resemble what we normally think of as an 'event'. I think the answer is episodic when there is a single learning episode, ...
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