Preserved learning in amnesic patients: perspectives from research on direct priming.

@article{Schacter1986PreservedLI,
  title={Preserved learning in amnesic patients: perspectives from research on direct priming.},
  author={Daniel L. Schacter and Peter Graf},
  journal={Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology},
  year={1986},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={727-43}
}
An important source of evidence for preserved learning ability in amnesic patients is provided by the phenomenon of repetition or direct priming: the facilitative effect of an encounter with an item on subsequent processing of the same item. In this article we consider a series of experiments that have attempted to clarify the nature of priming in amnesic patients and normal subjects. The experiments indicate that there may be two varieties of priming, one dependent upon the activation of… CONTINUE READING