Future directions for implicit learning

Toward a clarification of issues associated with knowledge representation and consciousness

Andrew Neal*, Beryl Hesketh

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Abstract

Areas of agreement and disagreement regarding knowledge representation and consciousness within implicit learning research are reviewed. It is argued that further progress in the field requires more precise definitions of abstract and episodic knowledge, and of conscious and unconscious forms of cognition. In particular, we argue that implicit learning research should be informed by more general theories of memory and performance, and that concepts such as consciousness are unlikely to act as explanatory constructs within this approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-78
Number of pages6
JournalPsychonomic Bulletin and Review
Volume4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1997

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