Implicit learning of fifth- and sixth-order sequential probabilities
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- Remillard, G. Memory & Cognition (2010) 38: 905. doi:10.3758/MC.38.7.905
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Serial reaction time (SRT) task studies have established that people can implicitly learn sequential contingencies as complex as fourth-order probabilities. The present study examined people’s ability to learn fifth-order (Experiment 1) and sixth-order (Experiment 2) probabilities. Remarkably, people learned fifth- and sixth-order probabilities. This suggests that the implicit sequence learning mechanism can operate over a range of at least seven sequence elements.