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Experimental Psychology (Russia)

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ISSN (printed version): 2072-7593

ISSN (online): 2311-7036


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Effect of transfer of implicit knowledge of artificial grammar under sensorimotor activity

Kryukova A.P., Post-Graduate Student of the Department of General Psychology, Samara National Research University, Russia,
Agafonov A.Y., Professor, head of the Department of General psychology and psychology of psychological faculty, Samara National Research University, Russia,
Burmistrov S.N., Senior Lecturer of the Department of General Psychology, Samara National Research University, Samara, Russia,
Kozlov D.D., Senior Lecturer of the Department of Social Psychology, Samara National Research University, St.Petersburg, Russia,
Shilov Y.E., Ph.D. in Psychology, Associate Professor of the Department of General Psychology, Samara National Research University, Russia,
The article is addressed on research aimed to discover effect of transfer of implicit knowledge of artificial grammar on sensorimotor tasks solving. Meaning of implicit knowledge in actual cognitive activity has been considered. 40 volunteers took part in experiment, ages 18 to 43 years. Participants of experiment implicit learned the rule of artificial grammar. The task of control phase was to solve the sensorimotor task — to react by pressing of certain key under appearance of green or yellow circle. In experimental group, always before presentation of green circle a grammatical sequence appeared, before presentation of yellow circle — ungrammatical. In control group, color of circle was not dependent on grammatically of sequence. The results have shown that significant reduction of reaction time was discovered in experimental group. Thus, transfer of implicitly learned knowledge of artificial grammar leads to increase of effectiveness of sensorimotor activity. Implicit knowledge acquired meaning prim-stimulation.

Keywords: implicit learning, effect of transfer, artificial grammar learning, sensorimotor activity

Column: Cognitive Psychology


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