Working memory in event- and time-based prospective memory tasks : effects of secondary demand and age
Logie, Robert H., Maylor, Elizabeth A. and Della Sala, Sergio. (2004) Working memory in event- and time-based prospective memory tasks : effects of secondary demand and age. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, Vol.16 (No.3). pp. 441-456. ISSN 0954-1446Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09541440340000114
An experiment is reported examining the role of working memory in two laboratory-based prospective memory (PM) tasks. Participants viewed a film for a later recognition memory task while simultaneously monitoring auditorially presented arithmetic problems for incorrect solutions. The arithmetic verification task was either low demand or high demand. In addition, participants were required either to indicate whenever an animal appeared in the film (event-based PM task), or whenever 3 min had elapsed (time-based PM task). PM performance was higher when the arithmetic task was low demand than when it was high demand. Young participants were more successful in both PM tasks than older participants, but only under high demand. Age did not interact with PM task type overall, and the young participants were faster overall in both types of PM task. Taken together, the results indicate that working memory plays an important role in PM tasks.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Prospective memory , Recognition (Psychology), Memory -- Age factors , Short-term memory|
|Journal or Publication Title:||European Journal of Cognitive Psychology|
|Number of Pages:||16|
|Page Range:||pp. 441-456|
|Funder:||Wellcome Trust (London, England), Medical Research Council (Great Britain) (MRC)|
|Grant number:||047065 (WT), G9606610N (MRC),|
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