If you use correlational opponent processing via wavelets or associational
reciprocal inhibition as your model these conflicts may not seem as
important.  Stimuli would have natural wavelet structures which could result
in speeding up learning from the Zeigarnik effect.  Since memory is always
updated or reprocessed, neurons would grow additional connections that would
support integration of that information.  Inference theory is also a natural
for wavelet theory.   Wavelet information that is congruent would allow
associative memories - stimulus generalization.   Wavelet information that
is discrepant would result in interference.

Ron Blue
----- Original Message -----
From: Michael Sylvester <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 1999 12:49 PM
Subject: Zeigarnik revisited

> while teaching a unit on STM/LTM in my Cognitive Psy class,the "Zeigarnik
> effect" came to mind.And I was wondering if there was an apparent conflict
> between it and "interference theory".It would seem that an interfering and
> disrupted task should not facilitate recall,but hinder it.
> Michael Sylvester
> Daytona Beach,Florida

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