Processing abstract sequence structure: learning without knowing, or knowing without learning?

@article{Boyer2005ProcessingAS,
  title={Processing abstract sequence structure: learning without knowing, or knowing without learning?},
  author={Maud Boyer and Arnaud Destrebecqz and Axel Cleeremans},
  journal={Psychological research},
  year={2005},
  volume={69 5-6},
  pages={383-98}
}
Constant interaction with a dynamic environment-from riding a bicycle to segmenting speech-makes sensitivity to the sequential structure of the world a fundamental dimension of information processing. Accounts of sequence learning vary widely, with some authors arguing that parsing and segmentation processes are central, and others proposing that sequence learning involves mere memorization. In this paper, we argue that sequence knowledge is essentially statistical in nature, and that sequence… CONTINUE READING