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Cognitive Control Processes Underlying Continuous and Transient Monitoring Processes in Event-Based Prospective Memory

Abstract A converging operations approach using response time distribution modeling was adopted to better characterize the cognitive control dynamics underlying ongoing task cost and cue detection in event based prospective memory (PM). In Experiment 1, individual differences analyses revealed that working memory capacity uniquely predicted nonfocal cue detection, while proactive control and inhibition predicted variation in ongoing task cost of the ex-Gaussian parameter associated with continuous monitoring strategies (mu). In Experiments 2A and 2B, quasi-experimental techniques aimed at identifying the role of proactive control abilities in PM monitoring and cue detection suggested that low ability participants may have PM deficits during demandin... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Ball, Brett Hunter (Author) / Brewer, Gene A (Advisor) / Goldinger, Stephen (Committee member) / Glenberg, Arthur (Committee member) / Amazeen, Eric (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Cognitive psychology / Cognitive Control / Event Related Potential / Ex-Gaussian Function / Prospective Memory / Response Cost
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 82 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Psychology 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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