Open Peer Commentary Dienes & Perner: Implicit and explicit knowledge
Applying a theory of implicit and explicit knowledge to memory research
Neil W. Mulligan a1 a1 Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275-0442
This commentary discusses how Dienes & Perner's
theory of implicit and explicit knowledge applies to memory research.
As currently formulated, their theory does seem to account
simultaneously for population dissociations and dissociations between
conceptual and perceptual priming tasks. In addition, the specification
of four distinct memorial states (correlated with different recognition
test responses) faces important methodological challenges.