incidental memory


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incidental memory

The mental storage of information that occurs passively (i.e., without conscious effort).
See also: memory
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More attempts and worse scores in incidental memory (P close to significance) in the three words-three shapes test;
On the contrary, attentional abilities are clearly impaired in hypertensive patients compared with normotensive subjects, as shown by the higher number of inhibition and attentional errors on the tapping test and from the worse scores in incidental memory (which is strictly dependent on attention).
Rothkopf (1971; see also Piolat, Roussey, & Thunin, 1997) found that with page format presentation (assuming text is advanced by paging and not scrolling), incidental memory for location within a page may facilitate processing.