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Implicit working memory

Hassin, Ran R. and Bargh, John A. and Engell, Andrew D. and McCulloch, Kathleen C. (2009) Implicit working memory. Consciousness & Cognition, 18 (3). pp. 665-678. ISSN 1053-8100

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Abstract

Working Memory (WM) plays a crucial role in many high-level cognitive processes (e.g., reasoning, decision making, goal pursuit and cognitive control). The prevalent view holds that active components of WM are predominantly intentional and conscious. This conception is oftentimes expressed explicitly, but it is best reflected in the nature of major WM tasks: All of them are blatantly explicit. We developed two new WM paradigms that allow for an examination of the role of conscious awareness in WM. Results from five studies show that WM can operate unintentionally and outside of conscious awareness, thus suggesting that the current view should be expanded to include implicit WM.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Consciousness & Cognition
Uncontrolled Keywords: Working memory ; Executive functions ; Automaticity ; Consciousness ; Unconscious
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 57702
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 21 Aug 2012 10:28
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2012 10:28
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57702

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