Rethinking Implicit Memory

Paperback | October 15, 2002

EditorJeffrey S Bowers, Chad J Marsolek

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Implicit memory refers to a change in task performance due to an earlier experience that is not consciously remembered. The topic of implicit memory has been studied from two quite different perspectives for the past 20 years. On the one hand, researchers interested in memory have set out tocharacterize the memory system (or systems) underlying implicit memory, and see how they relate to those underlying other forms of memory. The alternative framework has considered implicit memory as a by-product of perceptual, conceptual, or motor systems that learn. That is, on this view thesystems that support implicit memory are heavily constrained by pressures other than memory per se. Both approaches have yielded results that have been valuable in helping us to understand the nature of implicit memory, but studied somewhat in isolation and with little collaboration. This volume is unique in explicitly contrasting these approaches, bringing together world class scientists from both camps in an attempt to forge a new approach to understanding one of the most exciting and important issues in psychology and neuroscience. Written for postgraduate students andresearchers in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience, this is a book that will have an important influence on the direction that future research in this field takes.

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Implicit memory refers to a change in task performance due to an earlier experience that is not consciously remembered. The topic of implicit memory has been studied from two quite different perspectives for the past 20 years. On the one hand, researchers interested in memory have set out tocharacterize the memory system (or systems)...

Jeffrey S Bowers: Currently lecturing at Bristol University in the Department of Experimental Psychology, Educated at the University of Toronto and the University of Arizona, he left Toronto and went to University of Minnesota as a Graduate student working with M J Nissen. From there he moved to U Arizona and then took a post doc...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:362 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.8 inPublished:October 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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General Views on Priming1. Roediger: Reconsidering implicit memory2. Bowers and Kouider: Developing theories of priming with an eye on function3. Marsolek: What is priming and why?Priming Embedded in Word and Object Recognition4. Rueckl: A Connectionist perspective on repetiton priming5. Wagenmakers, Zeelenberg, Huber, Raaijmakers, Shiffrin and Schooler: REMI and ROUSE: Quantitative models for long-term and short-term priming in perceptual identification6. Feldman: What the repetition priming methodology reveals about morphological aspects of word recognition7. Marsolek and Burgund: Visual recognition and priming of incomplete objects: the influence of stimulus and task demands8. Goldinger, Azuma, Kleider and Holmes: Font-specific memory: More than meets the eye?9. Luce, McLennan and Charles-Luce: Abstractness and specificity in spoken word recognition: Indexical and allophonic variability in long-term repetition priming10. Lachs, McMichael and Pisoni: Speech perception and implicity memory: evidence for detailed episodic encoding of phonetic eventsPriming and Memory11. Whittlesea: On the construction of behaviour and subjective experience: The production and evaluation of performance12. Zeelenberg, Pecher and Raaijmakers: Associative repetition priming: A selective review and theoretical implications13. Kinoshita: Familiarity in an implicit and explicit memory task: A common mechanism14. Uttl, Graf and Cosentino: Implicit memory for new associations: types of conceptual representations15. Craik: Commentary