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Measuring strategic control in artificial grammar learning.
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PMID:  21824790     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In response to concerns with existing procedures for measuring strategic control over implicit knowledge in artificial grammar learning (AGL), we introduce a more stringent measurement procedure. After two separate training blocks which each consisted of letter strings derived from a different grammar, participants either judged the grammaticality of novel letter strings with respect to only one of these two grammars (pure-block condition), or had the target grammar varying randomly from trial to trial (novel mixed-block condition) which required a higher degree of conscious flexible control. Random variation in the colour and font of letters was introduced to disguise the nature of the rule and reduce explicit learning. Strategic control was observed both in the pure-block and mixed-block conditions, and even among participants who did not realise the rule was based on letter identity. This indicated detailed strategic control in the absence of explicit learning.
Elisabeth Norman; Mark C Price; Emma Jones
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Consciousness and cognition     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1090-2376     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
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Created Date:  2011-8-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9303140     Medline TA:  Conscious Cogn     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen, Postboks 7807, 5020 Bergen, Norway; Haukeland University Hospital, 5021 Bergen, Norway.
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