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repressed memory

(rĭ-prĕst′)
n.
A memory that is repressed because of the anxiety it engenders.

repressed memory

Psychology An event that occurred in a subject's past, the memory of which was actively repressed often because of the psychologically devastating impact of that memory–eg, childhood abuse, rape, molestation. See False memory, Source amnesia.
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Similarly, one cannot know from present findings if participants' surroundings play a role by affecting accuracy or acted as clues during memory retrieval process.
The main aim of this work is to study the differences in brain activation in the search phase of the retrieval process of specific and categoric memories using EEG techniques, since, as Conway (2005) suggests, the neural differences in the retrieval of general and specific autobiographical memories will be especially evident in the construction phase of the memory retrieval process.
Nondirective meditation activates default mode network and areas associated with memory retrieval and emotional processing.
To rule out any effects of caffeine on memory retrieval, the authors conducted a second delayed caffeine experiment.
However, it is probably not terribly valuable to link Proust's madeleine with memory retrieval cues since that does little more than rephrase what we already knew in a different terminology.
Both groups also improved their performance while engaged in memory retrieval tasks such as retrieving the name of a celebrity when shown a picture of him or her, and recalling as many words as possible from a list of 15.
Exploring theories and findings about the dynamic nature of memory, psychologists and a few neurologists look in particular at memory reconsolidation, a process that is evoked by memory retrieval and is important for memory persistence.
As the authors expected, the memory tests produced further grouping in categories than the mere restudy of the stimuli and, the greater the organization in categories, the better the memory retrieval rates.
All participants improved their memory performance and showed enhanced ability at memory retrieval tasks.