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Effects of noise on memory performance in adults
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Previous studies have shown negative effects of noise on cognitive performance. However,these effects on memory have been less examined. This study was set out to investigate theeffect of noise on working memory as well as prospective memory in an adult population.One experiment group comprised of university students approached at the Umeå UniversityCampus volunteered for this study (​N​=30, ​M​=24.26 years of age). A reversed digit spanmemory test and an event-based prospective memory test were used to measure workingmemory and prospective memory under silent and noise condition. Results showed thatparticipants had significantly poorer performance on working memory task in noise conditioncompared to silent condition but not for the prospective memory task.

Keywords: working memory, prospective memory, noise

Abstract [sv]

Tidigare studier har visat att buller kan ha negativa effekter på vår kognitiva prestation. Dessa effekter på minnet har dock undersökts i mindre skala. Denna studie hade för avsikt att undersöka effekten av buller på arbetsminnet såväl som prospektiva minnet hos den vuxna populationen. En experimentgrupp bestående av frivilliga universitet studenter frågades att delta från Umeå Universitets Campus i denna studie (N = 30, M = 24.26 år gamla). En reversed digit span test och en event-based prospective memory test användes för att mäta arbetsminne och prospektiva minnet under tyst och buller tillstånd. Resultaten visade att deltagarna hade en signifikant sämre prestanda på arbetsminnestestet i buller tillstånd jämfört med tyst tillstånd men inte på prospektiva testet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 16
Keywords [en]
Noise, working memory, prospective memory
Keywords [sv]
Arbetsminne, prospektivt minne, buller
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-156520OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-156520DiVA, id: diva2:1289686
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Examensarbete i psykologi
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Available from: 2019-02-21 Created: 2019-02-18 Last updated: 2019-02-21Bibliographically approved

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