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Does episodic future thinking improve prospective remembering?

Neroni, MA and Gamboz, N and Brandimonte, MA (2013) Does episodic future thinking improve prospective remembering? Conscious Cogn, 23. pp. 53-62.

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Extant findings suggest interesting avenues for the investigation of the potential relationship between EFT and PM. However, as they stand, they are inconclusive as to the causal role that EFT may play in aiding prospective remembering. In one Experiment, we showed that accuracy in a prospective memory (PM) task performed on the second day was significantly higher when participants, on the first day, had mentally simulated the sequence of events expected to occur on the second day, including the PM task, than when they had performed control tasks. These data extend previous findings on the functional benefit of future simulations in different domains by revealing a substantial facilitation effect of future-oriented thoughts on PM performance when the mentally simulated future task matched the actually executed task.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Episodic future thinking Imagery Prospective memory Adult Analysis of Variance Decision Making Female Humans Imagination Male Memory, Episodic Middle Aged Neuropsychological Tests Reaction Time Task Performance and Analysis Thinking Young Adult
Divisions: Div C > Engineering Design
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:20
Last Modified: 17 May 2018 05:50