Attention modulates the learning of multiple contingencies.

  title={Attention modulates the learning of multiple contingencies.},
  author={Lee A Rowland and David R. Shanks},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  volume={13 4},
We employed a novel version of the serial reaction time task to test the idea that human implicit learning allows the simultaneous learning of multiple independent contingencies and that this learning may proceed in the absence of attention. Using probabilistic sequences, we showed that both a primary sequence (the focus of the experimental task) and a statistically independent secondary sequence could be learned across 4,800 target localization trials, provided the perceptual load of the… CONTINUE READING


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