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How Implicit Is Implicit Learning?

Dianne C. Berry


Implicit learning is said to occur when a person learns about a complex stimulus without necessarily intending to do so, and in such a way that the resulting knowledge is difficult to express. Over the last thirty years, a number of studies have claimed to show evidence of implicit learning. In more recent years, however, considerable debate has arisen over the extent to which cognitive tasks can in fact be learned implicitly. Much of the debate has centred on the questions of how unconscious, and how abstract, implicitly acquired knowledge is. The aim of this book is to provide a self-contain ... More

Keywords: implicit learning, cognitive tasks, acquired knowledge, complex stimulus, empirical positions, theoretical positions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198523512
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523512.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dianne C. Berry, editor
University of Reading

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