Dissociation between Implict and explicit memory

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Graeme E. Smith
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Dissociation between Implict and explicit memory

I am considering a protocol for testing a hypothesis about Allocortical Tissues, that requires that I be able to dissociate implicit and explicit memory in a rat by how it reacts to smells. I need to clearly be able to test if the animal is using implicit or explicit memory. if I can distinguish implicit memory, I can dissociate it from explicit memory, but my theory is blind to the opposite dissociation any ideas would be helpful

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Hi Greame

Hi Greame
Implicit memory is due to our previous experience and explicit memory is due to the conscience without having any previous exposure of any order.
For implicit memory you can prime your animals conditionally where as for the explicit you expose them to something which the animal could never be exposed to in its entire life time under natural circumstances.
 

Graeme E. Smith
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Ah... That is what I had

Ah... That is what I had forgotten! you prime for implicit memroy... and test for speed. OK, now I just have to figure out how to prime for a particular smell.... By the way there is a difference between Conscious and Conscience, just thought you should know.

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HI Greame

HI Greame
I surely know the differences between the two, It was an error by my side. Apologies for that.

Graeme E. Smith
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We all make mistakes, my

We all make mistakes, my appologies for pointing your error out.