Expression of nonconscious knowledge via ideomotor actions

@article{Gauchou2012ExpressionON,
  title={Expression of nonconscious knowledge via ideomotor actions},
  author={H{\'e}l{\`e}ne L. Gauchou and Ronald A. Rensink and Sidney S. Fels},
  journal={Consciousness and Cognition},
  year={2012},
  volume={21},
  pages={976-982}
}
Ideomotor actions are behaviours that are unconsciously initiated and express a thought rather than a response to a sensory stimulus. The question examined here is whether ideomotor actions can also express nonconscious knowledge. We investigated this via the use of implicit long-term semantic memory, which is not available to conscious recall. We compared accuracy of answers to yes/no questions using both volitional report and ideomotor response (Ouija board response). Results show that when… CONTINUE READING
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