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Implicit knowledge and motor skill: what people who know how to catch don't know
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-07, 18:56 authored by Nick Reed, Peter McLeod, Zoltan DienesZoltan Dienes
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.
JournalConsciousness and Cognition
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