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Learning correct responses and errors in the Hebb repetition effect: two faces of the same coin.
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PMID:  18444753     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a serial recall task, the Hebb repetition effect occurs when recall performance improves for a sequence repeated throughout the experimental session. This phenomenon has been replicated many times. Nevertheless, such cumulative learning seldom leads to perfect recall of the whole sequence, and errors persist. Here the authors report evidence that there is another side to the Hebb repetition effect that involves learning errors produced in a repeated sequence. A learning measure based on past recalls (correct or incorrect) shows that the probability of a given response increases with the number of prior occurrences of that response. The pattern of results reveals another manifestation of the Hebb repetition effect and speaks to the nature of implicit learning.
Mathieu Couture; Daniel Lafond; Sébastien Tremblay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0278-7393     ISO Abbreviation:  J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-30     Completed Date:  2008-08-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8207540     Medline TA:  J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  524-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ecole de Psychologie, Université Laval, Québec City, Québec, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Discrimination Learning
Memory, Short-Term*
Pattern Recognition, Visual*
Practice (Psychology)
Probability Learning
Retention (Psychology)*
Serial Learning*

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