Synopses & Reviews
"Implicit cognition" refers to the learning, memory, and performance processes which take place without the subject's conscious awareness. A well known example is patients under anesthesia who show some retention of the surgeons' conversations though they cannot verbally recall it. Yet researchers disagree widely over the importance, and even the existence, of implicit cognition as an issue in human psychology. This book brings together several internationally known authors with conflicting views on the subject, providing a lively and informative overview of this fascinating area.
"Underwood provides a useful review and current extension of the implicit memory and cognition literature."--Choice
"Thirteen eminent researchers present discussions of different aspects of implicit cognition, a developing area which includes the study of all behavior which is influenced by information not available to consciousness . . . . Each chapter serves as a review of a related set of findings and usefully lists large numbers of references . . . . In the words of Underwood, the chapters 'provide a detailed view of the variety of different approaches currently being used to tackle the problems of justifying the implicit-explicit distinction and in determining the extent of its usefulness.'"--Psychological Reports
This study describes the fascinating learning, memory and performance processes which take place without the subject's "explicit" awareness. The contributors explore such questions as whether human problem-solving abilities are founded on unconscious processes.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Cognition with and without awareness, Geoffrey Underwood and J.E.H. Bright
Chapter 2 - Beyond perception: conceptual contributions to unconscious influences of memory, Jeffrey P. Toth and Eyal M. Reingold
Chapter 3 - Memory: task dissociations, process dissociations, and dissociations of consciousness, Alan Richardson-Klavehn, John M. Gardiner, and Rosalind I. Java
Chapter 4 - Process dissociations versus task dissociations: a controversy in progress, Eyal M. Reingold and Jeffrey P. Toth
Chapter 5 - How implicit is implicit learning?, Dianne C. Berry
Chapter 6 - Implicit knowledge in people and connectionist networks, Zoltan Dienes and Josef Perner
Chapter 7 - Intuition, incubation, and insight: implicit cognition in problem solving, Jennifer Dorfman, Victor A. Shame, and John F. Kihlstrom