Although prospective memory is of crucial importance in understanding how the human memory functions and how both retrospective and prospective memories fade down with age, only over the past decade has considerable amount of research been done on PM. There are a number of reasons why prospective memory seemed to be ignored by psychologists:
- More focus was concentrated towards retrospective memory, things we had done in the past
- Myths surrounding the number and characteristics there are in different types of prospective memory
- Contradictory results of the effects of aging on prospective memory. It was difficult to determine the different states and effects of other variables surrounding an individual that affected reaction to event-based triggers.
 Prospective Memory
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