Forgetting as a consequence of retrieval: a meta-analytic review of retrieval-induced forgetting.

  title={Forgetting as a consequence of retrieval: a meta-analytic review of retrieval-induced forgetting.},
  author={Kou Murayama and Toshiya Miyatsu and Dorothy R. Buchli and Benjamin C Storm},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={140 5},
Retrieving a subset of items can cause the forgetting of other items, a phenomenon referred to as retrieval-induced forgetting. According to some theorists, retrieval-induced forgetting is the consequence of an inhibitory mechanism that acts to reduce the accessibility of nontarget items that interfere with the retrieval of target items. Other theorists argue that inhibition is unnecessary to account for retrieval-induced forgetting, contending instead that the phenomenon can be best explained… 

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