Our individual memory is composed of five memory systems: episodic memory, semantic memory, working memory, procedural memory, and perceptual memory (also known as sensory memory).
Their main features are summarized in pictures in the sketchnote below.
Find out more about each of these memory systems by viewing the sketchnote in context, and visualize the specific brain regions most involved in these five memory systems in the sketchnote entitled “A Geographical Map of Our Memories.”
Our five memory systems are not affected in the same way by Alzheimer’s disease. You can find out about the impact of this neurodegenerative disease on these different memory systems in our news article published on the occasion of World Alzheimer’s Day 2022.