Retroactive interference in visual short-term memory

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/621030
Title:
Retroactive interference in visual short-term memory
Authors:
Mercer, Tom ( 0000-0001-8402-1762 )
Abstract:
Retroactive interference occurs when new information disrupts the retention of an existing representation, but its effects on visual short-term memory remain poorly understood. The present study examined three factors predicted to influence domain-specific retroactive interference, including the type of distractor, its temporal position and the length of the retention interval. Participants compared target and test objects over a brief interval that either was unfilled or contained a similar or dissimilar distractor occurring 200 ms or 1.5 s after the target offset. Retention was influenced by the temporal position of the distractor and its relationship with the to-be-remembered target. Specifically, retroactive interference was only observed following the presentation of a dissimilar distractor that occurred 1.5 s after the target. These results suggest that novel distractors may be particularly interfering.
Publisher:
Hogrefe
Journal:
Experimental Psychology
Issue Date:
Sep-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/621030
Additional Links:
https://econtent.hogrefe.com/loi/zea
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This article does not exactly replicate the final version published in the journal "Experimental Psychology". It is not a copy of the original published article and is not suitable for citation.
ISSN:
1618-3169
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dc.contributor.authorMercer, Tomen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-09T10:16:17Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-09T10:16:17Z-
dc.date.issued2018-09-
dc.identifier.issn1618-3169en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/621030-
dc.descriptionThis article does not exactly replicate the final version published in the journal "Experimental Psychology". It is not a copy of the original published article and is not suitable for citation.en
dc.description.abstractRetroactive interference occurs when new information disrupts the retention of an existing representation, but its effects on visual short-term memory remain poorly understood. The present study examined three factors predicted to influence domain-specific retroactive interference, including the type of distractor, its temporal position and the length of the retention interval. Participants compared target and test objects over a brief interval that either was unfilled or contained a similar or dissimilar distractor occurring 200 ms or 1.5 s after the target offset. Retention was influenced by the temporal position of the distractor and its relationship with the to-be-remembered target. Specifically, retroactive interference was only observed following the presentation of a dissimilar distractor that occurred 1.5 s after the target. These results suggest that novel distractors may be particularly interfering.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHogrefeen
dc.relation.urlhttps://econtent.hogrefe.com/loi/zeaen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectRetroactive interferenceen
dc.subjectvisual short-term memoryen
dc.subjectforgettingen
dc.subjectconsolidationen
dc.titleRetroactive interference in visual short-term memoryen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalExperimental Psychologyen
dc.date.accepted2017-12-
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rioxxterms.versionAMen
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