Item-specific proactive interference in olfactory working memory.

  title={Item-specific proactive interference in olfactory working memory.},
  author={Andrew Moss and Christopher J. Miles and Jane V. Elsley and Andrew J. Johnson},
  volume={26 4},
We examine item-specific olfactory proactive interference (PI) effects and undertake comparisons with verbal and non-verbal visual stimuli. Using a sequential recent-probes task, we show no evidence for PI with hard-to-name odours (Experiment 1). However, verbalisable odours do exhibit PI effects (Experiment 2). These findings occur despite above chance performance and similar serial position functions across both tasks. Experiments 3 and 4 apply words and faces, respectively, to our modified… CONTINUE READING