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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.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09297049.2010.525500

Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Attention, executive function, developmental trajectory, visual search, vigilance
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2011 15:00
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:20
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/3037

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