Implicit knowledge and motor skill: What people who know how to catch don't know

Reed, Nick, McLeod, Peter and Dienes, Zoltan (2010) Implicit knowledge and motor skill: What people who know how to catch don't know. Consciousness and Cognition, 19 (1). pp. 63-76. ISSN 1053-8100

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Abstract

People are unable to report how they decide whether to move backwards or forwards to catch a ball. When asked to imagine how their angle of elevation of gaze would change when they caught a ball, most people are unable to describe what happens although their interception strategy is based on controlling changes in this angle. Just after catching a ball, many people are unable to recognise a description of how their angle of gaze changed during the catch. Some people confidently choose incorrect descriptions that would guarantee failure of interception demonstrating unconscious knowledge co-existing with systematically different conscious beliefs. Where simple solutions to important evolutionary problems exist, unconscious perception needs to be impervious to conscious beliefs.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Zoltan Dienes
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:51
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2012 11:39
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/14739
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