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Working memory capacity predicts the beneficial effect of selective memory retrieval

Schlichting, Andreas ; Aslan, Alp ; Holterman, Christoph ; Bäuml, Karl-Heinz


Selective retrieval of some studied items can both impair and improve recall of the other items. This study examined the role of working memory capacity (WMC) for the two effects of memory retrieval. Participants studied an item list consisting of predefined target and nontarget items. After study of the list, half of the participants performed an imagination task supposed to induce a change in ...


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