I have experiences that while I was walking around the street, I saw a scene on a TV for a fraction of second, and I instantly recognized the correspondent movie. This is very interesting since at the time I didn't fully comprehend what I saw, but the name of movie came up anyway.

What is this very fast recollection phenomenon called? What is the type of memory involved? Where can I learn more about this cognitive function?


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The subliminal recollection is called involuntary memory retrieval.

This triggers an implicit memory.

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