In this The Inner World of Unaware Phenomena: Pathways to Brain, Behavior, and Implicit Memory, authors Bruce J. Diamond, Amy E. Learmonth, and Katherine Makarec argue that there is an inner world within all of us that profoundly impacts our lives, and that memories, perceptions, tastes, preferences, biases, and beliefs are encoded and expressed on an unaware, largely non-conscious level. In other words, many aspects of our lives and actions are guided and influenced by factors about which we may know very little, but which nevertheless alter the quality, substance, and trajectory of our lives, our loves, our likes, and our dislikes. Drawing on novel experimental designs and computer and imaging-based technologies, the authors demonstrate that people can react to faces and places in measurable ways, despite the fact that they may profess to having never seen or visited these faces or places. The authors show that these unaware phenomena are not isolated instances, but rather that they permeate and influence virtually every aspect of our lives.
Bruce J. Diamond is professor of psychology at William Paterson University and a clinical-research neuropsychologist.
Amy E. Learmonth is professor of psychology at William Paterson University and a developmental psychologist.
Katherine Makarec is professor of psychology at William Paterson University and a cognitive psychologist.
Chapter 1. Cognitive and Behavioral Indices of Unaware Phenomena Across the Developmental Spectrum
Chapter 2: Familiarity and Priming
Chapter 3. Emotions, Valence and Arousal
Chapter 4. Perceptual Processing, Procedural Learning and Language
Chapter 5. Cross-modality effects
Chapter 6. Preserved and Impaired Priming Effects in Clinical Disorders
Chapter 7. Language Learning, Artificial Grammars and Modality Effects
Chapter 8. Statistical Learning and Pattern Detection
Chapter 9. Neurologic and Neuropsychiatric Perspectives
Chapter 10. Illuminating the Unaware World of Confabulation
Chapter 11. When Awareness Interferes with Autonomic Discrimination of Unaware Memory
Chapter 12. Preserved and Impaired Implicit Learning in Amnesia
Chapter 13. Implicit Bias, Executive Control, Brain Metabolism and Processing Speed
Chapter 14. Methods and Models for Examining Unaware Phenomena in the Brain: Neurobehavioral, Computer-Based, Neuroimaging and Autonomic