Reference : Implicit sequence learning in children
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Theoretical & cognitive psychology
Implicit sequence learning in children
Meulemans, Thierry mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cognitives > Neuropsychologie >]
Van der Linden, Martial mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cognitives > Psychopathologie cognitive >]
Perruchet, Pierre [> > > >]
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
Academic Press
Yes (verified by ORBi)
New York
[en] implicit learning ; serial reaction time ; child
[fr] apprentissage implicite ; temps de réaction sériel ; enfant -- Développement
[en] The main purpose of the present study was to examine whether implicit learning abilities, assessed by means of a serial reaction time task, are present to the same extent in 6- and 10-year-old children as in adults. We also wondered whether the knowledge acquired after one learning session is retained after a one-week delay. And finally, we studied the explicit knowledge developed by the children in this task. Our results show no age-related difference in the serial reaction time performance, which is consistent with the idea that implicit learning abilities may be efficient early in development.

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