The benefits of emotionally salient cues on prospective memory in patients with psychosis
Departmental Research Seminar
Dr LUI Sai Yu
Dr. LAM Yin Hung, Bess
29 July 2021
Prospective memory (PM) refers to the ability to remember to carry out a delayed intention in the future, and PM is commonly impaired in psychosis patients. We examined and compared the potential enhancement effect of emotional PM cues in schizophrenia patients and bipolar patients, using a behavioral paradigm. Participants showed better PM performance when negative PM cues were presented compared with positive and neutral PM cues, and the benefit of emotionally salient cues were comparable across three groups. Our findings extended the notion of psychosis continuum to the important area of emotion-cognition interaction.