The immense growth of research on implicit and explicit memory is making it difficult to keep up with new methods and findings, to gauge the implications of new discoveries, and to ferret out new directions in research and theory development. The present volume provides a status report of work on implicit and explicit memory in the three areas that have contributed the bulk of what is known about this domain -- cognitive psychology, lifespan developmental psychology, and neuropsychology. Highlighting developments in methods, critical findings, and theoretical positions, this volume outlines promising new research directions. By so doing, it provides the reader with a multi-disciplinary perspective on implicit and explicit memory, and thereby enables a cross- fertilization of ideas and research.

The chapters that make up this volume were written by experts on the topic of implicit and explicit memory. These contributors were asked to write for a broad audience -- for their colleagues from allied disciplines, for new researchers, for advanced undergraduate and graduate students -- to help them gain a comprehensive overview of the mushrooming research on this topic, grasp the most fundamental empirical and theoretical issues, and focus on new research directions.

chapter 1|11 pages

Introduction: Looking Back and Into the Future

ByMichael E. J. Masson, Peter Graf

part 1|153 pages

Cognitive Psychology

chapter 2|32 pages

Specificity of Operations in Perceptual Priming

ByHenry L. Roediger, Kavitha Srinivas

chapter 3|25 pages

Fluent Rereading: An Implicit Indicator of Reading Skill Development

ByBetty Ann Levy

chapter 4|20 pages

Mood Dependence in Implicit and Explicit Memory

ByDawn Macaulay, Lee Ryan, Eric Eich

chapter 5|23 pages

Implicit Processes in Problem Solving

ByRobert S. Lockhart, A. Boyd Blackburn

chapter 6|21 pages

Implicit Memory and Skill Acquisition: Is Synthesis Possible?

ByKim Kirsner, Craig Speelman, Peter Schofield

chapter 7|25 pages

Using Artificial Neural Nets to Model Implicit and Explicit Memory Test Performance

ByJanet Wiles, Michael S. Humphreys

part II|94 pages

Lifespan Development

chapter 9|16 pages

Implicit Memory Across the Lifespan

ByAlan J. Parkin

chapter 10|24 pages

Direct and Indirect Measures of Memory in Old Age

ByLeah L. Light, Donna La Voie

chapter 11|30 pages

Processes Involved in Childhood Development of Implicit Memory

ByMika Naito, Shin-ichi Komatsu

part III|89 pages


chapter 14|24 pages

Priming of Novel Information in Amnesic Patients: Issues and Data

ByJeffrey Bowers, Daniel L. Schacter

chapter 15|23 pages

Are Word Priming and Explicit Memory Mediated by Different Brain Structures?

ByArne L. Ostergaard, Terry L. Jernigan