Implicit Memory

Implicit memory is a type of memory in which previous experiences aid in the performance of a task without conscious awareness of these previous experiences. Evidence for implicit memory arises in priming, a process whereby subjects are measured by how they have improved their performance on tasks for which they have been subconsciously prepared. Implicit memory also leads to the illusion-of-truth effect, which suggests that subjects are more likely to rate as true those statements that they have already heard, regardless of their veracity. In daily life, people rely on implicit memory every day in the form of procedural memory, the type of memory that allows people to remember how to tie their shoes or ride a bicycle without consciously thinking about these activities. Research into implicit memory indicates that it operates through a different mental process from explicit memory.

Read more about Implicit MemoryEvidence and Current Research, Development, Illusion-of-truth Effect, Procedural Memory, Evidence For The Separation of Implicit and Explicit Memory

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Indirect Tests Of Memory - Word Fragment Completion (WFC) - Current Research in WFC
... exists for word frequency with respect to recall and recognition memory, but this test in particular helped build evidence for this distinction in implicit memory ... For both direct and indirect tests (explicit and implicit, respectively), performance is better for the free recall of high frequency words and ... if the item is recognized) because of its distinctiveness in memory ...
Levels-of-processing Effect - Modifiers - Implicit Memory and Levels-of-processing
... Implicit memory tests, in contrast with explicit memory tests, measure the recall value of a particular stimulus based on later performance on stimulus-related tasks ... For example, in a word-completion implicit memory task, if a subject reads a list containing the word "dog," the subject provides this word more readily when asked for three-letter ...
Implicit Memory - Evidence For The Separation of Implicit and Explicit Memory - Other Evidence For Differences Between Implicit and Explicit Memory
... other evidence also indicates a separation between implicit and explicit memory ... Basic patterns that exist for explicit memory development do not apply to implicit memory, implying that the two are two different processes ... do not exhibit the same increase in performance in implicit memory tasks the way they always do with explicit memory tasks ...
Endel Tulving - Implicit Memory and Priming
... where Tulving has had a significant impact is the distinction between conscious or explicit memory (such as episodic memory) and more automatic forms of ... provided several key experimental findings regarding implicit memory ... The distinction between implicit and explicit memory was a topic of considerable debate in the 1980s and 1990s ...

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