Research Article: Editorial to the special issue Implicit Serial Learning

Date Published: May 21, 2012

Publisher: University of Finance and Management in Warsaw

Author(s): Elger L. Abrahamse.


Partial Text

“Purposeful behavior typically exists from (implicitly and explicitly) learned
series of events.” This is a typical justification for research on serial
learning. Indeed, it seems to be a sound and legitimate endeavourto try and probe
the cognitive and neural foundations of serial learning – because life would be
much more effortful without this ability. For example, think about parking your car,
playing Bach’s Goldberg Variations on the piano, or typing a letter on your
computer: These activities all require serial learning. This special issue entitled
Implicit Serial Learning is entirely devoted to the topic, its
major empirical questions, its numerous methodological challenges, and its link to