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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Immediately after copying, the stimuli are removed and the patient is asked to reproduce them from memory (incidental memory).
You are describing an intentional memory task, and the Bender-Gestalt II uses an incidental memory task.
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.