Implicit learning: Abstraction or episodic knowledge?

Tobias Johansson

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventImplab Research Group - Budapest, Ungern
Duration: 2006 Apr 29 → …


ConferenceImplab Research Group
Period2006/04/29 → …

Bibliographical note

Abstract: According to episodic theories of implicit learning general knowledge of a domain is not directly stored in memory, but a result of the use of episodic representations. Such theories are consistent with effects of processing fluency on classification in implicit learning tasks. The experiments reported in this paper investigated whether masked priming influences classification in artificial grammar learning. The results showed no effect of masked priming under standard conditions (Experiment 1), but an effect when a response deadline was invoked (Experiment 2). In addition, the participants´ confidence judgments showed different patterns depending on the presence of a response deadline. The results are discussed with reference to both episodic and abstractionist theories of implicit learning.

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Psychology


  • similarity
  • fluency
  • Implicit learning
  • artificial grammar
  • confidence.

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