Priming And Retrieval From Memory

It is often possible to retrieve information from memory at will (though sometimes, of course, such intentional attempts at retrieval fail). At the same time, there are often occasions when thoughts come to mind without any apparent intention. Here again, we are dealing with two fundamental aspects of cognition: controlled and automatic processing. In the domain of retrieval of information from memory (general knowledge as well as specific episodes of experience), these two aspects of cognition have been investigated by exploiting priming effects. "Priming" consists of an alteration in the speed or accuracy of responding to a stimulus such as a word or object due to a previous encounter with that stimulus or with related stimuli.

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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