Intentional forgetting reduces the semantic processing of to-be-forgotten items: an ERP study of item-method directed forgetting.

In two ERP experiments, we examined whether active inhibition is involved in intentional forgetting. Both experiments consisted of a nondirected-forgetting (nDF) and a directed-forgetting (DF) block. Participants were sequentially presented with a prime, an R/F (remember/forget) cue, and a target. Participants made lexical decisions to both the primes and… CONTINUE READING