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Acute stress improves prospective memory performance in young adults

Szőllősi, Ágnes and Pajkossy, Péter and Demeter, Gyula and Kéri, Szabolcs and Racsmány, Mihály (2016) Acute stress improves prospective memory performance in young adults. In: 6th International Conference on Memory – ICOM6, 17-22 Júl 2016, Budapest.

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Abstract

Although a long line of studies showed that acute stress affects memory, interestingly, the possible relationship between stress and the maintenance of future-related actions and intentions (prospective memory, PM) is relatively understudied. Participants (young adults) were exposed to either a stress-inducing task (Socially Evaluated Cold Pressor Test) or a control procedure followed by three computer-controlled PM paradigms. In the event-based PM tasks, stressed subjects responded to the PM cues faster than controls. In the time-based task, stressed subjects checked the time counter clock less frequently than controls, i.e., they performed the task as successfully as the control participants but without extra monitoring behavior. Our results suggest that acute stress improves performance when individuals execute planned actions and intentions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > BF Psychology / lélektan > BF10 Emotions. Affections / érzelem
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > BF Psychology / lélektan > BF13 Memory and learning / emlékezet, tanulás
Depositing User: Dr Gyula Demeter
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2016 11:35
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2016 11:35
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/40472

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