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Incidental memory refers to memories that are acquired without intention.
Although intentional learning may often lead to good memory, Craik and Tulving demonstrated that it was not the intention to learn that was critical for later memory, but rather the type of processing engaged at the time of encoding. Information that was processed meaningfully was well remembered whether or not there was an intention to remember. People also acquire information incidentally in the course of other activities, even though they have no intention of doing so and may not have processed the information meaningfully. Memories that are acquired in this way may be referred to as incidental memories.
- Craik, F. I. M., & Tulving, E. (1975). Depth of processing and the retention of words in episodic memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 104, 268–294.
- Incidental Memory
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- Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology
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- 671. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Professor of Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry Virginia Commonwealth University – Medical Center Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- 672. Kessler Foundation Research Center
- 673. Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Neurology and Neuroscience, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School
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- Elizabeth Louise Glisky (916)
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- 916. Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, 1503 East University Blvd, 210068, 85721, Tucson, AZ, USA
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