Semantic Generation Can Cause Episodic Forgetting

  title={Semantic Generation Can Cause Episodic Forgetting},
  author={Karl-Heinz T. B{\"a}uml},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={356 - 360}
  • K. Bäuml
  • Published 1 July 2002
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Science
The repeated retrieval of a subset of previously learned items can cause forgetting of the nonretrieved items. The study reported here investigated whether retrieval-induced forgetting generalizes to a situation in which the retrieved and nonretrieved items are not part of the same experiential episode and task. Subjects learned an item list that they had to recall later in the experiment. In a separate intermediate phase, they repeatedly generated related items from semantic memory, or were… 

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