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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In particular, prior studies found proactive inhibition in the form of a Pd when only looking at the fastest responses [ 2].
These authors presented target and distractor simultaneously (similar to [2]) and found proactive inhibition of the irrelevant distractor in the form of a Pd when the display was shown for 200 ms but an N2pc plus subsequent inhibition (again in the form of a Pd but occurring at a later point in time) when the display was presented until a response was given.
In sum, we might not have ended the debate over early proactive inhibition for complete prevention of capture once and for all with our study.