The Role of Inhibitory Control in Forgetting Semantic Knowledge

@article{Johnson2004TheRO,
  title={The Role of Inhibitory Control in Forgetting Semantic Knowledge},
  author={Sarah K. Johnson and Michael C. Anderson},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={15},
  pages={448 - 453}
}
Previous research has shown that episodic retrieval recruits inhibitory processes that impair memory for related events. We report two experiments examining whether inhibitory processes may also be involved in causing semantic memory lapses. In a semantic retrieval-practice paradigm, subjects were given trials presenting a cue (a homograph in Experiment 1, a category in Experiment 2) linked to many different items in semantic memory. For each cue, subjects used general knowledge to generate no… 

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