Letters

Implicit memory

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6967.1514b (Published 03 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1514
  1. Mark Griffiths,
  2. Trevor Thomas
  1. Consultant in oral surgery, Consultant anaesthetist, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol BS2 8HW.

    EDITOR,—Recent work by Hughes et al suggests that unconscious processing of auditory information takes place during general anaesthesia,1 which would fit into the category of “implicit memory” as defined in J G Jones's editorial.2 This raises the question whether implicit memory is an unavoidable and consistent property of general anaesthesia.

    Studies have …

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