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Implicit Cognition

Geoffrey Underwood


This book describes the fascinating learning, memory, and performance processes that take place without the subject's ‘explicit’ awareness. A well-known example is patients under anaesthetic who, without being able to verbally recall the surgeons' conversation, show some retention of the conversation. How much of what we ‘know’ has been learned implicitly? How much of our problem-solving abilities are founded on unconscious processes? Researchers disagree widely over the importance, and even the existence, of implicit cognition as an issue in human psychology. This book brings together several ... More

Keywords: learning, memory, performance processes, explicit awareness, implicit cognition, human psychology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198523109
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523109.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey Underwood, editor
University of Nottingham

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