Reports

Retrograde Amnesia in Free Recall

Science  04 Apr 1969:
Vol. 164, Issue 3875, pp. 88-90
DOI: 10.1126/science.164.3875.88

Abstract

Supervention of high-priority events in a series of events constituting a free-recall task interferes with postexposure processing of mnemonic information about immediately preceding events, with the result that recall of these preceding events is impaired. Recall of immediately following events is not affected. This retrograde interference is time dependent.