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Implicit working memory.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19442537     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Working Memory (WM) plays a crucial role in many high-level cognitive processes (e.g., reasoning, decision making, goal pursuit and cognitive control). The prevalent view holds that active components of WM are predominantly intentional and conscious. This conception is oftentimes expressed explicitly, but it is best reflected in the nature of major WM tasks: All of them are blatantly explicit. We developed two new WM paradigms that allow for an examination of the role of conscious awareness in WM. Results from five studies show that WM can operate unintentionally and outside of conscious awareness, thus suggesting that the current view should be expanded to include implicit WM.
Ran R Hassin; John A Bargh; Andrew D Engell; Kathleen C McCulloch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-05-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Consciousness and cognition     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1090-2376     ISO Abbreviation:  Conscious Cogn     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-02     Completed Date:  2009-11-16     Revised Date:  2013-06-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9303140     Medline TA:  Conscious Cogn     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  665-78     Citation Subset:  IM    
Psychology Department, The Hebrew University, Mount Scopus, Jeruslam 91905, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Concept Formation
Discrimination (Psychology)
Field Dependence-Independence
Memory, Short-Term*
Pattern Recognition, Visual
Psychomotor Performance
Serial Learning
Young Adult
Grant Support
R01 MH060767-09/MH/NIMH NIH HHS
Comment In:
Conscious Cogn. 2010 Jun;19(2):653-5   [PMID:  20381379 ]

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