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Contextual Memory

Contextual Memory is one of the cognitive skills you can assess and train on CogniFit. It is generally described as the conscious recall of the source and circumstances of a specific memory. Such recall may include time, place, people, emotion or any other contextual information related to a memory event. Partial or erroneous encoding of the contextual details of an event while it happens may occur due to time constraints, high levels of stress, distractions or poor information processing skills.

Example: You hear a song and, although new to you, it sounds familiar. You try to remember when and where you heard it before. You search your memory and remember that you first heard it on the radio, three days ago, as you were driving to the supermarket with your daughter. You also remember that, although you liked the song, your daughter impatiently turned off the radio.