Explicit learning is effortful, conscious memorization. Implicit learning is absorbing a great deal of complex information without any effort at all (e.g., child’s ability to master native language). The adaptive unconscious, under some circumstances, can learn complex information better and faster than can the conscious mind. (Wilson, Timothy D. Strangers to Ourselves. p 25-26. England: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2002.)