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Trouble with crossword puzzles? Improve your semantic memory

By: Andrew E. Budson, MD, Contributor Can you distinguish the taste of a red wine versus a ros? How about the look of a 1960s muscle car versus a foreign import? Do you prefer to grow lilies or tulips? Would you rather listen to Dark Side of the Moon or “Fly Me to the Moon”? To answer any of these questions, you need to use your semantic memory. …

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