Remembering Can Cause Inhibition: Retrieval-Induced Inhibition as Cue Independent Process

Harm Veling, Ad van Knippenberg
2004 Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory and Cognition  
Previous experiments have mostly relied on recall as a dependent measure to assess whether retrieval of information from memory causes inhibition of related information. This study aimed to measure this inhibition in a more direct way. In Experiment 1, it was shown that repeated retrieval of exemplars from a category resulted in longer recognition latencies to nonretrieved exemplars from that same category, compared with recognition latencies to control exemplars. Experiment 2 obtained the same
more » ... pattern of results using a lexical decision task. This was the 1st time that retrieval-induced forgetting was demonstrated on an implicit test of memory. To exclude noninhibitory explanations of the data, the exemplars were presented in both experiments without their categories as cues.
doi:10.1037/0278-7393.30.2.315 pmid:14979806 fatcat:sexpzz22gfbevlcuynjdvikqqu