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Advances in Psychological Science    2016, Vol. 24 Issue (2) : 203-216     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2016.00203
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Embodied mechanisms of implicit sequence learning consciousness
ZHANG Jianxin; TANG Dan; ZHA Dehua; HUANG Jianping; LIU Dianzhi
(School of Education, Soochow University, Soochow 215123, China)
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There are three theories of implicit sequence learning consciousness: global workspace theory, neural plasticity theory and extraneous stimulus theory. All of them ignore body sense which is the key factor of consciousness. Therefore it is difficult for them to reveal the fundamental cause of consciousness. Embodied consciousness theory and its studies showed that motor/emotional mirror neuron system and their interaction with self and control systems are the source of primary/advanced consciousness. However, they did not involve the rule consciousness of implicit sequence learning which is very important to human study and cognition. In essence, previous researches on implicit sequence learning were close to reveal that the mechanism of implicit sequence learning is just sense/motor embodied learning, that its consciousness mechanism is likely to be motor/emotional embodied consciousness, and that the consciousness processing brain areas of implicit sequence learning mostly overlap the embodied consciousness brain areas. Future research should use Granger causality brain network technology to prove the embodied origin of implicit sequence learning consciousness, to examine the embodied basis of the three kinds of consciousness theories, and to explore the embodied mechanism of factors influencing consciousness.

Keywords implicit sequence learning consciousness      embodied consciousness      motor/emotional mirror neuron system      brain network      influence factors of consciousness     
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Issue Date: 15 February 2016
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ZHANG Jianxin,TANG Dan,ZHA Dehua, et al. Embodied mechanisms of implicit sequence learning consciousness[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2016, 24(2): 203-216.
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