Awareness and novelty in explicit(deliberative) and implicit(evocative)learning and memory of artificial grammar

Document Type: 
ASSC Conference Item
Article Type: 
Experimental
Disciplines: 
Psychology
Topics: 
Theory of Consciousness
Keywords: 
Consciousness, awareness, explicit, implicit, mentalism, deliberative, evocative, unconscious, transfer,
Deposited by: 
Dr. Donelson E. Dulany
Date of Issue: 
2007
Authors: 
Donelson E. Dulany, Evan Pritchard
Event Location: 
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Event Title: 
11th annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness
Event Type: 
Other
Presentation Type: 
Poster
Number of Pages: 
19
Abstract: 
Contrary to standard theories of unconscious implicit learning, a mentalistic theory (Dulany, 1997) holds the following: Implicit learning establishes associative-activational links between conscious sub-propositional representations (evocative mental episodes), for example, those linking aspects of a letter string with its grammatical classification. With this specificity, transfer should be limited to later presentation of old letter sequences within old letter sets. Explicit learning, however, through testing consciously represented propositional hypotheses (deliberative mental episodes), should with explicit memory inferentially transfer to novel sequences within old letter sets, and to novel letter strings if there is conscious insight into novel-old letter relations.
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