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Rethinking Implicit Memory
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Rethinking Implicit Memory

Jeffrey S Bowers and Chad J Marsolek


Implicit memory refers to a change in task performance due to an earlier experience that is not consciously remembered. The topic of implicit memory has been studied from two quite different perspectives. On the one hand, researchers interested in memory have set out to characterize the memory system (or systems) underlying implicit memory, and see how they relate to those underlying other forms of memory. The alternative framework has considered implicit memory as a by-product of perceptual, conceptual, or motor systems that learn. That is, on this view the systems that support implicit memor ... More

Keywords: implicit memory, memory systems, perceptual systems, conceptual systems, motor systems, psychology, neuroscience

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780192632326
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632326.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey S Bowers, editor
Reader in Psychology, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, UK

Chad J Marsolek, editor
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, USA

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