|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of cognitive science|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Springer, Springer Nature|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
Memory is a set of cognitive capacities by which humans and other animals retain infromation and reconstruct past experiences, usually for present purposes. Philosophical investigation into memory is in part continuous with the development of cognitive scientific theories, but includes related inquiries into metaphysics and personal identity.