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Auditory Implicit Learning, and Its Transfer to and from Visual Implicit Learning

Green, Christopher D. and Groff, Philip R. (1996) Auditory Implicit Learning, and Its Transfer to and from Visual Implicit Learning. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Reber and others have shown that the passive learning of synthetic grammars ("implicit learning") is a robust phenomenon when visual stimulus materials are employed. It was the main aim of this study to discover if the same effects occur in the auditory modality, and then to determine if such learning can be transferred from the visual to the auditory mode, and vice versa. In the present study, first, the standard effect was replicated with visual material (Experiment I). Second the effect was also shown to occur when the same material was presented to the auditory modality (Experiment II). It was then shown that implicitly learned material can be transferred from the visual to the auditory modality (Experiment III) and from the auditory to the visual modality (Experiment IV). The implications of the results are discussed with respect to the debate about the "abstractness" or "concreteness" of the mental representation of the material learned.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:implicit learning, finite state machines, artifical grammar, cross-modal learning
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Linguistics > Syntax
Psychology > Psycholinguistics
ID Code:1887
Deposited By:Green, Christopher D.
Deposited On:16 Nov 2001
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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