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Introductory remarks

Arthur S. Reber

in Implicit Learning and Tacit Knowledge

Published in print September 1996 | ISBN: 9780195106589
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199871698 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106589.003.0001

Series: Oxford Psychology Series

Introductory remarks

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This introductory chapter provides an overall introduction to the issue of unconscious cognitive functions. It reviews the literature on a host of topics that are intimately related to the core issue including a short history of work on learning, a discussion of nativism and its relations to empiricism, an overview of the notion of consciousness, how to study it and its mental contents, and the links between these topics and basic principles of evolutionary biology.

Keywords: explicit learning; nativism; empiricism; consciousness; evolutionary biology

Chapter.  9800 words. 

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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