Overcoming fixation with repeated memory suppression.

@article{Angello2015OvercomingFW,
  title={Overcoming fixation with repeated memory suppression.},
  author={Genna Angello and Benjamin C. Storm and Steven M. Smith},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2015},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={
          381-9
        }
}
Fixation (blocks to memories or ideas) can be alleviated not only by encouraging productive work towards a solution, but, as the present experiments show, by reducing counterproductive work. Two experiments examined relief from fixation in a word-fragment completion task. Blockers, orthographically similar negative primes (e.g., ANALOGY), blocked solutions to word fragments (e.g., A_L_ _GY) in both experiments. After priming, but before the fragment completion test, participants repeatedly… CONTINUE READING

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