Costs of acquiring and forgetting information affect spatial memory and its susceptibility to interference

@article{Laughlin2004CostsOA,
  title={Costs of acquiring and forgetting information affect spatial memory and its susceptibility to interference},
  author={Kirsty Laughlin and Michael Mendl},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2004},
  volume={68},
  pages={97-103}
}
Acquiring and storing information in memory is constrained by the limited capacity of attentional and short-term memory systems. Therefore, processes that prioritize information for storage in memory according to its survival value to the organism are likely to have evolved. Information incurring energy or time costs to acquire, or if forgotten, should be stored and retrieved more effectively than information that is less costly to acquire or forget. We manipulated the costs of acquiring and… CONTINUE READING

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