Connections from Kafka: exposure to meaning threats improves implicit learning of an artificial grammar.

@article{Proulx2009ConnectionsFK,
  title={Connections from Kafka: exposure to meaning threats improves implicit learning of an artificial grammar.},
  author={Travis Proulx and Steven J Heine},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 9},
  pages={1125-31}
}
In the current studies, we tested the prediction that learning of novel patterns of association would be enhanced in response to unrelated meaning threats. This prediction derives from the meaning-maintenance model, which hypothesizes that meaning-maintenance efforts may recruit patterns of association unrelated to the original meaning threat. Compared with participants in control conditions, participants exposed to either of two unrelated meaning threats (i.e., reading an absurd short story by… CONTINUE READING
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