Abstractionist and Processing Accounts of Implicit Learning

@article{Johnstone2001AbstractionistAP,
  title={Abstractionist and Processing Accounts of Implicit Learning},
  author={Theresa Johnstone and David R. Shanks},
  journal={Cognitive Psychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={42},
  pages={61-112}
}
Five experiments evaluated the contributions of rule, exemplar, fragment, and episodic knowledge in artificial grammar learning using memorization versus hypothesis-testing training tasks. Strings of letters were generated from a biconditional grammar that allows different sources of responding to be unconfounded. There was no evidence that memorization led to passive abstraction of rules or encoding of whole training exemplars. Memorizers instead used explicit fragment knowledge to identify… CONTINUE READING

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