proactive inhibition


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proactive inhibition

or

proactive interference

n
(Psychology) psychol the tendency for earlier memories to interfere with the retrieval of material learned later. Compare retroactive inhibition
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These findings point to a form of proactive inhibition of irrelevant cues, completely preventing attentional capture by the irrelevant cues, rather than late disengagement.
Remembrance of places lasts: Proactive inhibition and patterns of choice in rat spatial memory.
Allen (1990) proposed that proactive inhibition is involved in color memory.