Charting the developmental trajectories of attention and executive function in Chinese school-aged children
Zhan, J.Y. and Wilding, J. and Cornish, K. and Shao, J. and Xie, C.H. and Wang, Y.X. and Lee, K. and Karmiloff-Smith, Annette and Zhao, Z.Y. (2011) Charting the developmental trajectories of attention and executive function in Chinese school-aged children. Child Neuropsychology 17 (1), pp. 82-95. ISSN 0929-7049.
Attention is a complex domain that has reawakened research interest in recent years. There are relatively few studies that have examined age-related changes across different attention subcomponents, such as selection, maintenance, and control, using large samples covering a wide age range. The present study assessed performance in 466 participants in order to identify the ages at which mature performance was reached across differing attention subcomponents. Furthermore, we investigated whether the nature of the attentional demands or task difficulty predicted the age at which stable levels of performance were reached. The results supported the former rather than the latter alternative.
|Keyword(s) / Subject(s):||Attention, executive function, developmental trajectory, visual search, vigilance|
|School:||Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences|
|Research Centre:||Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)|
|Date Deposited:||04 Feb 2011 15:00|
|Last Modified:||02 Dec 2016 11:50|
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