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Memory, Interference with

  • By: Michaela Dewar & Sergio Della Sala
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

There are two types of memory interference: proactive interference and retroactive interference. Proactive interference occurs during memory retrieval when a later memory trace is hindered by a highly similar earlier memory trace. ...