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The Neuroscience of Implicit Learning

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Peer-reviewed

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Article

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Authors

Williams, John N 

Abstract

jats:titleAbstract</jats:title>jats:pOver the past decades, research employing artificial grammar, sequence learning, and statistical learning paradigms has flourished, not least because these methods appear to offer a window, albeit with a restricted view, on implicit learning processes underlying natural language learning. But these paradigms usually provide relatively little exposure, use meaningless stimuli, and do not even necessarily target natural language structures. So the question arises whether they engage the same brain regions as natural language. The aim of this review is to use data from brain imaging, brain stimulation, and the effects of brain damage to identify the main brain regions that show sensitivity to structural regularities in implicit learning paradigms and to consider their relationship to natural language processing and learning.</jats:p>

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Keywords

artificial grammar learning, statistical learning, sequence learning, serial reaction time task, fMRI

Journal Title

LANGUAGE LEARNING

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Journal ISSN

0023-8333
1467-9922

Volume Title

70

Publisher

Wiley

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