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It is contrasted with perseveration which has a negative connotation persistence has a more positive meaning.
For example, in neurological research, persistence of memory reflects the way that memories are stored so that they are accessible and can be found in the future. If memories did not persist there would be no memory. Where such memories are troublesome as in PTSD then they are said to perseverate.
Persistence is also a valued character trait