Navigation Links
Repeated checking causes memory distrust

Memory phenomena associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have received increased attention in the recent literature. However, some debate remains about whether OCD is characterized by deficits in memory per se, or by poor memory confidence//.

Following from a recent study that demonstrated memory distrust results from repeated checking of a virtual computerized stove, researchers from the Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada asked 50 undergraduate students to repeatedly turn on, turn off and check either a real kitchen stove (relevant checking) or a real kitchen faucet (irrelevant checking) in a standardized, ritualized manner.

The researchers thought of this as one way to build upon the extant work on repetition and metamemory, i.e., to conduct an experimental investigation of task repetition, memory and memory confidence in an environment conducive to perceived threats, such as a functioning kitchen.

It was expected that, under these conditions, repeated relevant checking should lead to reductions in memory confidence, vividness and detail, while repeated irrelevant checking should not. All participants completed a final check of the stove following 19 checking trials.

Results from the study, to be published in Behaviour Research and Therapy, demonstrate that repeated relevant checking leads to memory distrust. That is, when participants were asked to repeatedly check a stove, their memory confidence, vividness and detail significantly declined both compared to pre-test scores following only one check of the stove, and compared to a group of participants who were asked to engage in repeated irrelevant checking of a kitchen faucet.

The authors propose that experimental investigations of specific manifestations of OCD will be most fruitful in elucidating important cognitive phenomena with direct applications to both assessment procedures and treatment interventions.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New Findings for Repeated Miscarriages
2. Repeated Heart Surgery with Older Blood Transfusion Pack More Death Risk
3. Repeated Liver Cell Proliferation, a Cause for Liver Cancer
4. Repeated Weight loss Messages Have No Effect On Couch Potatoes
5. Genes May Trigger Repeated Premature Birth In Blacks
6. Culling followed by checking: Government to audit the documents, to ascertain no skeletons in the closet!
7. Social work by clerics in checking the spread of AIDS
8. Lack of solar radiation causes cancer
9. Defective heart valve causes problems
10. Abortion made easy pill causes alarm in state
11. Research on causes for falling helps develop preventive strategies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... health policy issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, ... work on several important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... in the United States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its ... be the facility Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Canada (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional ... pursuit of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can ... risk more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, ... at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his ... it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited to announce ... program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. Comfort Keepers ... of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments is one ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; ... for its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a ... septic shock. With this clearance, Roche is the first ... integrated solution for sepsis risk assessment and management. ... infection and PCT levels in blood can aid clinicians ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... Pharma News Issue 52" report to their offering. ... in influenza treatment creates a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune ... growing patient base that will serve to drive considerable growth ... vaccine would serve to cap sales considerably, but development is ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... PARK RIDGE, Ill. and INDIANAPOLIS ... caliber of students receiving a Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders ... hands. The 2016 scholarship winners, announced today online at ... refused to let type 1 diabetes stand in the ... Lilly Diabetes has supported the Foundation,s scholarship program since ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: