Characteristics of dissociable human learning systems

  title={Characteristics of dissociable human learning systems},
  author={David R. Shanks and Mark F. St. John},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  pages={367 - 395}
  • D. Shanks, M. John
  • Published 1 September 1994
  • Computer Science, Biology, Psychology
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Abstract A number of ways of taxonomizing human learning have been proposed. We examine the evidence for one such proposal, namely, that there exist independent explicit and implicit learning systems. This combines two further distinctions, (1) between learning that takes place with versus without concurrent awareness, and (2) between learning that involves the encoding of instances (or fragments) versus the induction of abstract rules or hypotheses. Implicit learning is assumed to involve… 
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