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Lives without imagery – Congenital aphantasia
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Cortex and may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. Expand
Brief Wakeful Resting Boosts New Memories Over the Long Term
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It is proposed that wakeful resting after new learning allows new memory traces to be consolidated better and hence to be retained for much longer. Expand
Forgetting Due to Retroactive Interference: A Fusion of Müller and Pilzecker's (1900) Early Insights into Everyday Forgetting and Recent Research on Anterograde Amnesia
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Findings in healthy volunteers and amnesiacs confirm that forgetting can be induced by any subsequent mentally effortful interpolated task, irrespective of its content; the interpolated "interfering" material does not have to be similar to the to-be-remembered stimuli. Expand
Boosting Long-Term Memory via Wakeful Rest: Intentional Rehearsal Is Not Necessary, Consolidation Is Sufficient
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It is proposed that wakeful resting allows for superior memory consolidation, resulting in stronger and/or more veridical representations of experienced events which can be detected via tests of free recall and recognition. Expand
Tracing the Trajectory of Skill Learning With a Very Large Sample of Online Game Players
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It is shown that greater initial variation in performance is linked to higher subsequent performance, a result that links to the exploration/exploitation trade-off from the computational framework of reinforcement learning. Expand
Rest boosts the long‐term retention of spatial associative and temporal order information
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It is demonstrated that the benefit of rest extends to (spatial) associative and temporal order memory in humans, thus boosting new memories over the long term. Expand
Autobiographical Thinking Interferes with Episodic Memory Consolidation
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It is proposed that rich autobiographical retrieval/future imagination hampers the consolidation of recently acquired episodic memories and that such interference is particularly likely in the presence of external concrete cues. Expand
Delaying interference enhances memory consolidation in amnesic patients.
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The current findings suggest that at least some of the severe forgetting observed in amnesia is the product of a disruption of memory consolidation by immediate postlearning interference. Expand
Visuomotor ‘immunity’ to perceptual illusion: A mismatch of attentional demands cannot explain the perception–action dissociation
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It was found that bimanual grasping was not significantly affected by the illusion, while there was a highly significant illusion effect on perceptual estimation by matching, providing further support for the postulated perception-action dissociation and failing to uphold the idea that grasping 'immunity' to the Müller-Lyer illusions merely represents an experimental artefact. Expand
Minimizing interference with early consolidation boosts 7-day retention in amnesic patients.
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The novel findings indicate that there is substantial capacity for longer-term retention in patients with amnestic MCI/mild AD, and bolster the hypothesis that wakeful resting boosts memory by protecting the compromised memory consolidation system from interfering incoming information. Expand
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