Decreased event-based prospective memory functioning in individuals with Parkinson's disease

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Abstract

The study was aimed at investigating the contribution of retrospective memory to prospective memory (PM) functioning in people with Parkinson's disease (PD). Twenty patients with PD without dementia and 20 normal controls were recruited. In the PM procedure, sequences of words were presented; in the inter-sequence delay, participants had to repeat sequence in the same or reverse order (ongoing task). At the occurrence of a target word, participants had to press a button on the keyboard (PM response). To evaluate the contribution of retrospective memory to PM performance, we manipulated the retrospective memory load of the target words (i.e., one vs. four words). The results show that patients with PD were poorer than controls in all PM conditions (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-163
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Neuropsychology
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

Keywords

  • Executive control
  • Memory for intentions
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Prospective memory
  • Retrospective memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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