Implicit learning of conjunctive rule sets: an alternative to artificial grammars.

@article{Neil2012ImplicitLO,
  title={Implicit learning of conjunctive rule sets: an alternative to artificial grammars.},
  author={Greg J. Neil and Philip A. Higham},
  journal={Consciousness and cognition},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={1393-400}
}
A single experiment is reported that investigated implicit learning using a conjunctive rule set applied to natural words. Participants memorized a training list consisting of words that were either rare-concrete and common-abstract or common-concrete and rare-abstract. At test, they were told of the rule set, but not told what it was. Instead, they were shown all four word types and asked to classify words as rule-consistent words or not. Participants classified the items above chance, but… CONTINUE READING

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