Responding habitually to a prospective memory task enhances ease of retrieval: Evidence from ERPs

Meier, Beat; Walter, Stefan; Matter, Sibylle; Rey-Mermet, Alodie; König, Thomas (20 July 2016). Responding habitually to a prospective memory task enhances ease of retrieval: Evidence from ERPs. In: 6th International Conference on Memory (ICOM-6). Budapest, Hungary. 17.07.-22.07.2016.

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In a habitual prospective memory task, an intention must be performed regularly and frequently in response to a particular event. Everyday examples include flushing the toilet after use, closing the door when leaving the flat, or taking medication according to a prescription scheme. Here, we investigated the neural correlates of habitual prospective memory in a series of ERP-experiments. The main result is that when a task becomes habitual, the prospective positivity, an ERP-component related to the ease of retrieval is enhanced. Thus, with repeated retrieval the prospective memory task may be integrated into the ongoing task. In general, the results indicate that episodic and habitual prospective memory tasks differ in their neural underpinnings.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Division/Institute: 04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy > Translational Research Center
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Experimental Psychology and Neuropsychology
UniBE Contributor: Meier, Beat; Walter, Stefan Markus; Matter, Sibylle; Rey-Mermet, Alodie Denise and König, Thomas
Subjects: 100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
Language: English
Submitter: Beat Meier
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2016 11:46
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2016 11:46
URI: http://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/85095

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