Boundaries between explicit & implicit memory (Dew & Cabeza, 2011, Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci.)

November 9, 2011

Dew and Cabeza (2011) review behavioral and neuroimaging evidence showing that, under certain circumstances, there may be an important and influential relationship between conscious and nonconscious forms of memory. Here, we offer a model predicting that the brain regions associated with explicit or implicit memory are not differentiated based on consciousness, but rather vary along the continua of several critical variables, including the cognitive process (conceptually or perceptually driven), the stimulus representation (item or relational), and the level of intention (controlled or automatic/involuntary). The model de-emphasizes the traditional systems view and leaves open the opportunity for neural regions to contribute uniquely as well as work in synchrony to support various memory phenomena.

Dew, I.T.Z., & Cabeza, R. (2011). The porous boundaries between explicit and implicit memory: behavioral and neural evidence. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1224 (2011) 174–190. 

 

 

 

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