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Cognitive Priming and its Role in Learning

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B.&nbsp.Understanding how cognition happens unconsciously and how to influence unconscious cognition can help improve knowledge about learning mechanisms.
C.&nbsp.Unconscious mechanisms can then be used to directly impact learning and enhance academic performance.
D.&nbsp.This paper aims to answer the following research questions: (1) What is cognitive priming? (2) What is the role of cognitive priming in learning in general? And (3) What is the role of cognitive priming in academic performance specifically?
E.&nbsp.It intends to answer these questions through secondary research. It will rely on academic journals from the Internet and library databases and books as its main resources.
II.&nbsp.Definition of Terms
A.&nbsp.Chalfoun and Frasson (2012) defined important concepts related to subconscious learning.
1.&nbsp.“Unconscious cognition” pertains to the broad range of potential effects of unconscious brain mechanisms on cognitive processes, including learning and decision-making (Chalfoun &amp. Frasson, 2012, p.85).
2.&nbsp.“Non-conscious perception” is a sub-part of unconscious cognition, where people unconsciously process sensory-based stimuli (Chalfoun &amp. Frasson, 2012, p.85).
3.&nbsp.“Subliminal perception” is an information-transmission technique that avoids overloading active cognition by using a stimulus, called “prime,” below the conscious human cognition level (Chalfoun &amp. Frasson, 2012, p.85).
4.&nbsp.“Masked priming” is one of the most familiar subliminal perception techniques. It projects a prime (e.g. word or images) for a very short period of time.