О возможности имплицитного усвоения пространственной закономерности в процессе решения анаграмм
The underlying mechanisms of implicit learning of complex spatial patterns are not fully understood. Does the implicit knowledgeacquisition occur at once or incrementally? In case of anagram solving the application of the knowledge regarding the letter position is usually conscious and controlled. It is unclear though if one can implicitly learn the solution path andfurtherapply it unconsciously.In the current study we aimed to detect the mechanisms of implicit learning by means of complicating the explication of the solution rules.We hypothesized that implicit knowledge of the solution path wouldaffect the choice ofan anagram solutions, would it alsocomplicate the solution of a simple anagram different fromthe learned solution. Confidence ratings representeda measure of awareness in a classification task where participants have to identify the path of an anagram creation.The study was conducted online and involved375 participants. Given the study results it is not yet possible to make clear conclusions regarding implicit learningmechanisms. It is also unknown if learning of a solution pattern happens simultaneously or incrementally. Limitations of the study as well as future directions are discussed.