implicit memory

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implicit memory

[im‚plis·ət ′mem·rē]
(psychology)
A type of memory that is expressed through performance, rather than conscious recall, such as information acquired during skill learning, habit formation, classical conditioning, emotional learning, and priming. Also known as nondeclarative memory.
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Faber claims that "It means that our religious life reaches all the way down to the infant and the child of the endopsychic world in whom reside our implicit, unconscious memories of the early symbiotic interactions" (p.
The researchers found that people put to sleep but not operated on retained no unconscious memories.
This activates unconscious memories of the first six months of childhood when the infant makes a "good breast/bad breast" distinction and then "splinters" the image of the latter in such a way that, through processes of projection and reintrojection, "each part of the splintered object acquires a unique identity".