Divided Attention Improves Delayed, but Not Immediate Retrieval of a Consolidated Memory

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Yoav Kessler; Susan Vandermorris; Nigel Gopie; Alexander Daros; Gordon Winocur; Morris Moscovitch;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 9,issue 3 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3946723, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0091309
  • Subject: Social and Behavioral Sciences | Research Article | Biology | Cognitive Psychology | Memory | Neuroscience | Mental Health | Medicine | Experimental Psychology | Q | R | Learning and Memory | Psychology | Science | Recall | Behavioral Neuroscience | Cognitive Neuroscience

A well-documented dissociation between memory encoding and retrieval concerns the role of attention in the two processes. The typical finding is that divided attention (DA) during encoding impairs future memory, but retrieval is relatively robust to attentional manipula... View more
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