When remembering causes forgetting: Electrophysiological correlates of retrieval-induced forgetting

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When remembering causes forgetting: Electrophysiological correlates of retrieval-induced forgetting. / Johansson, Mikael; Aslan, Alp; Baeuml, Karl-Heinz; Gaebel, Andrea; Mecklinger, Axel.

I: Cerebral Cortex, Vol. 17, Nr. 6, 2007, s. 1335-1341.

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Johansson, Mikael ; Aslan, Alp ; Baeuml, Karl-Heinz ; Gaebel, Andrea ; Mecklinger, Axel. / When remembering causes forgetting: Electrophysiological correlates of retrieval-induced forgetting. I: Cerebral Cortex. 2007 ; Vol. 17, Nr. 6. s. 1335-1341.

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T1 - When remembering causes forgetting: Electrophysiological correlates of retrieval-induced forgetting

AU - Johansson, Mikael

AU - Aslan, Alp

AU - Baeuml, Karl-Heinz

AU - Gaebel, Andrea

AU - Mecklinger, Axel

PY - 2007

Y1 - 2007

N2 - People tend to forget information that is related to memories they are actively trying to retrieve. On the basis of results from behavioral studies, such retrieval-induced forgetting is held to result from inhibitory control processes that are recruited to attenuate interference caused by competing memory traces. Employing electrophysiological measures of brain activity, the present study examined the neural correlates of these inhibitory processes as they operate. The results demonstrate that sustained prefrontal event-related potentials were 1) related to whether or not selective memory retrieval was required during reprocessing of previously studied words and 2) predictive of individual differences in the amount of forgetting observed in an ensuing recall test. The present findings give support to an inhibitory control account of retrieval-induced forgetting and are in accord with the view that prefrontal regions play an important role in the selection and maintenance of relevant memory representations at the expense of those currently irrelevant.

AB - People tend to forget information that is related to memories they are actively trying to retrieve. On the basis of results from behavioral studies, such retrieval-induced forgetting is held to result from inhibitory control processes that are recruited to attenuate interference caused by competing memory traces. Employing electrophysiological measures of brain activity, the present study examined the neural correlates of these inhibitory processes as they operate. The results demonstrate that sustained prefrontal event-related potentials were 1) related to whether or not selective memory retrieval was required during reprocessing of previously studied words and 2) predictive of individual differences in the amount of forgetting observed in an ensuing recall test. The present findings give support to an inhibitory control account of retrieval-induced forgetting and are in accord with the view that prefrontal regions play an important role in the selection and maintenance of relevant memory representations at the expense of those currently irrelevant.

KW - ERP

KW - inhibition

KW - episodic memory

KW - cognitive control

KW - prefrontal cortex

U2 - 10.1093/cercor/bhl044

DO - 10.1093/cercor/bhl044

M3 - Article

VL - 17

SP - 1335

EP - 1341

JO - Cerebral Cortex

T2 - Cerebral Cortex

JF - Cerebral Cortex

SN - 1460-2199

IS - 6

ER -