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Suppressing unwanted memories by executive control
TLDR
It is shown that executive control processes not uniquely tied to trauma may provide a viable model for repression, and that this cognitive act has enduring consequences for the rejected memories.
Neural Systems Underlying the Suppression of Unwanted Memories
TLDR
Functional magnetic resonance imaging is used to identify the neural systems involved in keeping unwanted memories out of awareness and establish a neurobiological model for guiding inquiry into motivated forgetting.
Neural mechanisms of motivated forgetting
Retrieval-induced forgetting: Evidence for a recall-specific mechanism
TLDR
These findings argue that retrieval-induced forgetting is not caused by increased competition arising from the strengthening of practiced items, but by inhibitory processes specific to the situation of recall.
The Role of Inhibitory Control in Forgetting Unwanted Memories: A Consideration of Three Methods
TLDR
It is argued that the ability to control memory is a special case of a broad class of situations thought to require executive control: response override, a function thought to be accomplished by inhibitory processes that suppress the response, enabling more flexible, context-sensitive control over behavior.
Integration as a general boundary condition on retrieval-induced forgetting
When people form connections between several memories that share a common retrieval cue, the tendency for those memories to interfere with one another during later retrieval attempts is often
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