Effects of cue frequency and repetition on prospective memory: An ERP investigation

J. Wilson, T.R.H. Cutmore, Y. Wang, R.C.K. Chan, Ho Keung David Shum

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Prospective memory involves the formation and completion of delayed intentions and is essential for independent living. In this study ( n=33), event-related potentials (ERPs) were used to systematically evaluate the effects of PM cue frequency (10% versus 30%) and PM cue repetition (high versus low) on ERP modulations. PM cues elicited prospective positivity and frontal positivity but not N300, perhaps due to the semantic nature of the task. Results of this study revealed an interesting interaction between PM cue frequency and PM cue repetition for prospective positivity and frontal positivity, highlighting the importance of taking both factors into account when designing future studies. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-257
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Psychophysiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • ERPs
  • Frequency
  • Prospective memory
  • Repetition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology (medical)


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