Does perceptual learning suffer from retrograde interference?

In motor learning, training a task B can disrupt improvements of performance of a previously learned task A, indicating that learning needs consolidation. An influential study suggested that this is the case also for visual perceptual learning [1]. Using the same paradigm, we failed to reproduce these results. Further experiments with bisection stimuli also showed no retrograde disruption from task B on task A. Hence, for the tasks tested here, perceptual learning does not suffer from retrograde interference.

Published in:
PLoS ONE, 5, 12, e14161
Year:
2010
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
ISSN:
1932-6203
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