Event-related potential (ERP) correlates of memory blocking and priming during a word fragment test.

@article{Rass2010EventrelatedP,
  title={Event-related potential (ERP) correlates of memory blocking and priming during a word fragment test.},
  author={Olga Rass and Joshua D. Landau and Tim Curran and P. Andrew Leynes},
  journal={International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={78 2},
  pages={
          136-50
        }
}
Exposure to orthographically similar words impairs the ability to complete word fragments (e.g., Smith and Tindell, 1997), providing evidence that retrieval has been blocked (the Memory Block Effect or MBE). Two studies measured event-related potentials (ERPs) to explore the neural correlates of priming and blocking. The behavioral data in both experiments revealed that exposure to blocking words decreased fragment completions, increased intrusions (i.e., attempts to complete fragments using a… CONTINUE READING

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