Item-specific proactive interference in olfactory working memory.

Moss, A., Miles, C., Elsley, J. V. and Johnson, A., 2017. Item-specific proactive interference in olfactory working memory. Memory, 1 - 15. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.1080/09658211.2017.1369546

Abstract

We examine item-specific olfactory proactive interference (PI) effects and undertake comparisons with verbal and non-verbal visual stimuli. Using a sequential recent-probes task, we show no evidence for PI with hard-to-name odours (Experiment 1). However, verbalisable odours do exhibit PI effects (Experiment 2). These findings occur despite above chance performance and similar serial position functions across both tasks. Experiments 3 and 4 apply words and faces, respectively, to our modified procedure, and show that methodological differences cannot explain the null finding in Experiment 1. The extent to which odours exhibit analogous PI effects to that of other modalities is, we argue, contingent on the characteristics of the odours employed.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0965-8211
Uncontrolled Keywords:Proactive ; interference ; memory ; modality ; olfaction
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:29719
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:19 Sep 2017 08:15
Last Modified:19 Sep 2017 08:15

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