retroactive inhibition

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ret·ro·ac·tive in·hi·bi·tion

the partial or complete obliteration of memory by a more recent event, particularly new learning. Compare: proactive inhibition.
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Retroactive interference effects of surprising reward omission on serial spatial memory.
Koster, Degel, and Piper (2002) reported that retroactive interference affected an implicit odor memory task, in which participants were asked to judge the 'goodness of fit' between pictures of a room and particular odors.
Retroactive interference also appears a rather poor fit because of its history of use in paired-associate learning.