A model for interference and forgetting

  title={A model for interference and forgetting},
  author={Ger-Jan M Mensink and Jeroen G. W. Raaijmakers},
  journal={Psychological Review},
A new model for interference and forgetting is presented. The model is based on the Raaijmakers and Shiffrin search of associative memory (SAM) theory for retrieval from long-term memory. It includes a contextual fluctuation process that enables it to handle time-dependent changes in retrieval strengths. That is, the contextual retrieval strength is assumed to be proportional to the overlap between the contextual elements encoded in the memory trace and the elements active at the time of… 
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