Consolidation: The Failure of Inhibition Theory



When the inhibition concepts proposed by Hull were first applied to reminiscence in learning (Kimble, 1949) they seemed to provide a simple and elegant solution to the problem. Ten years later however the situation was very different. Inhibition theories of reminiscence had evolved into complex and unwieldy forms as a result of the new phenomena that had been uncovered. In spite of this evolution many of the new phenomena remained unexplained.


Conditioned Inhibition Consolidation Process High Arousal Reactive Inhibition Serial Position Curve 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of LondonLondonEngland

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