Effects of characteristics of target cues on task: interference from prospective memory

Chen, Youzhen, Huang, Xiting, Jackson, Todd, and Yang, Hongsheng (2009) Effects of characteristics of target cues on task: interference from prospective memory. Neuroreport, 20 (1). pp. 81-86.

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Abstract

Event-related potential technique was used to examine the effect of characteristics of target cues on brain activity related to task interference during event-based prospective memory (PM). Three conditions were tested. In the control condition participants had no PM task and merely performed a shape decision task. In one PM condition the task of PM was to respond to a salient cue, whereas in the other PM condition the task of PM was to respond to a nonsalient cue. The results seemed to support preparatory attentional and memory processes theory and suggested frontal lobe involvement in monitoring, which caused task interference effects, and those characteristics of cues modulated the amount of task interference and the extent to which the frontal lobe was engaged.

Item ID: 5683
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: prospective memory; ERP; target cues
ISSN: 1473-558X
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2010 01:04
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1702 Cognitive Science > 170201 Computer Perception, Memory and Attention @ 50%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1702 Cognitive Science > 170205 Neurocognitive Patterns and Neural Networks @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 100%
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