implicit memory

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im·pli·cit mem·o·ry

preferences, skills, and activities that can be acted on or performed without conscious thought; motor memories of tasks that can be performed without conscious awareness of what is necessary to perform them.

implicit memory

Recall that is preserved when the patient is given a cue to help retrieve information but deficient without such cues.
Synonym: nondeclarative memory
See also: memory
References in classic literature ?
Certainly his kind have left horrible unconscious memories in all warm-blooded life.
Children of survivors gradually become aware of their parents' pain as they struggle through the conscious and unconscious memories of the atrocities of war.
The eye movements corresponded to activity in the hippocarnpus, a learning and memory center in the brain, suggesting that eye movements can reveal unconscious memories activated in the hippocampus.