proactive inhibition

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proactive inhibition

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proactive interference

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(Psychology) psychol the tendency for earlier memories to interfere with the retrieval of material learned later. Compare retroactive inhibition
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Of the remaining errors, thirty-eight (19%) were caused by proactive interference, (1) in that recalled words on a trial had actually been presented to the participant in a previous target list.
Proactive interference occurs when the first items in the list interfere with retention of the later items in the list; thus producing a primacy effect, or alternatively, the last items interfere with memory for preceding items; thus producing recency effect (Zhao, 1997).
It stressed the importance of a pan-Arab stance to thwart Iranian conspiracies and proactive interference in the internal affairs of GCC nations.
Proactive interference (PI) refers to a decline in recall across a series of trials that involve the same or similar to-be-remembered stimuli.
I am angered," said the senator, "by the proactive interference from the U.
SmartPlant 3D is the only plant design software to provide concurrent, proactive interference detection.
For instance, time-out from positive reinforcement might have reduced the proactive interference generated from previous presentations of stimuli in the matching-to-sample tasks.