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
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The repeated execution of the task may take the form of both listening and performing; this learning process consequently engages both declarative and nondeclarative memory. In recall, the more stable nondeclarative memories structure the performance, while the more easily disrupted--yet potentially quite stable--declarative, episodic memories provide the content for the performance.
While it may be too early--or perhaps misleading or even wrong--to posit the notion of "tradition memory," it seems quite clear that recent advances in understanding long-term declarative and nondeclarative memory also can help clarify intriguing phenomena with regard to the performance of traditional expressions that appear both during fieldwork and in the archive.