This article provides data from statistical analysis of event-related brain potentials (ERPs) and behavioural performance from 23 participants during a working memory task. Specifically, we used the change detection task from Vogel 2004, using the same timing but a modified size and distance between stimuli. Contralateral delay activity (CDA) was calculated from posterior parieto-occipital electrodes and then it was compared between conditions with different memory load (one, two and four items). Working memory capacity (WMC) was calculated from behavioural data using the formula developed by Pashler (1988). Correlation was performed between WMC and the CDA amplitude difference (from two to four items). The correlation replicates the results from the original paper of Vogel 2004 , even though some parameters are different from the original design.