proactive inhibition

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pro·ac·tive in·hi·bi·tion

a type of interference or negative transfer, observed in memory experiments and other learning situations, when something learned previously interferes with present learning or recall. Compare: retroactive inhibition.

pro·ac·tive in·hib·i·tion

(prō-aktiv inhi-bishŭn)
Type of interference or negative transfer, observed in memory experiments and other learning situations, when something learned previously impedes present learning or recall.
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Two sources of proactive interference in spatial working memory: Multiple effects of repeated trials on radial maze performance by rats.
Buildup and release from proactive interference in a Rhesus monkey.
Local proactive interference in delayed matching to sample: The role of reinforcement.
These results also provide evidence that the effectiveness of time-outs to enhance learning can be extended to tasks that generate relatively little proactive interference across trials.
Proactive interference in monkeys: Delay and intersample interval effects are noncomparable.
Second, on shift trials (going from Trial 3 to 4), there will be a sudden and significant increase in recall performance, termed release from proactive interference (RPI).
Next, a 2 (Group) X 2 (Trials 3-4) mixed ANOVA was performed to examine any release from proactive interference.
Using the RPI methodology, a significant release from proactive interference occurred when Trials 3-4 involved a positive to negative or negative to positive valence shift.