Latent inhibition, habituation, and sensory preconditioning: a test of priming in short-term memory.

@article{Mercier1985LatentIH,
  title={Latent inhibition, habituation, and sensory preconditioning: a test of priming in short-term memory.},
  author={Pascale Mercier and Andrew G. Baker},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Animal behavior processes},
  year={1985},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={485-501}
}
Four experiments tested priming in short-term memory as a model for latent inhibition and habituation. The model postulates that the two phenomena results from reduced processing when a representation of the target stimulus is already active (primed) in short-term memory at the time of its presentation. Priming is assumed to depend on the integrity of an association formed between the contextual stimuli and the conditional stimulus (CS) during exposure. Using a procedure that should have… CONTINUE READING