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The functional emergence of prefrontally-guided working memory systems in four- to eight-year-old children
Adolescents' performance on the Iowa Gambling Task: implications for the development of decision making and ventromedial prefrontal cortex.
- Catalina J. Hooper, M. Luciana, H. Conklin, R. Yarger
- Psychology, BiologyDevelopmental psychology
- 1 November 2004
The ventromedial prefrontal cortex or its connections are functionally maturing during adolescence in a manner that can be distinguished from maturation of other prefrontal regions, and development of these functions may continue into young adulthood.
Facilitation of Working Memory in Humans by a D2 Dopamine Receptor Agonist
Findings of this study suggest that spatial working memory is facilitated by D2 receptor activation, which may facilitate processes that serve to guide motivated behavior through complex environments.
Practitioner review: computerized assessment of neuropsychological function in children: clinical and research applications of the Cambridge Neuropsychological Testing Automated Battery (CANTAB).
- M. Luciana
- Psychology, MedicineJournal of child psychology and psychiatry, and…
- 1 July 2003
It is concluded that computerized assessment can improve the field by facilitating the collection of normative and clinical data and reflecting activity in developing neural networks with more sensitivity than can be achieved with traditional tests.
Dopaminergic Modulation of Working Memory for Spatial but Not Object Cues in Normal Humans
Findings suggest that separate processing mechanisms for remembering What versus Where an object is may exist at structural, but also neurochemical, levels in the human brain.
Assessment of Neuropsychological Function Through Use of the Cambridge Neuropsychological Testing Automated Battery: Performance in 4- to 12-Year-Old Children
Children's performance on subtasks from the Cambridge Neuropsychological Testing Automated Battery (CANTAB) is described and findings indicated that several aspects of frontal lobe function are not functionally mature by the age of 12 years.
The development of nonverbal working memory and executive control processes in adolescents.
Findings suggest that recall-guided action for single units of spatial information develops until 11 to 12 years and the ability to maintain and manipulate multiple spatial units develops until 13 to 15 years, and strategic self-organization develops until ages 16 to 17 years.
Cognitive development in children born preterm: Implications for theories of brain plasticity following early injury
- M. Luciana
- Psychology, BiologyDevelopment and Psychopathology
- 14 November 2003
It is argued that outcome cannot be reliably described based on the available literature because few studies have followed recent cohorts into young adulthood, and with improved assessment, it may be possible to develop interventionsbased on the individual child's constellation of genetic, biological, and sociodemographic risks.
Developmental changes in dopamine neurotransmission in adolescence: Behavioral implications and issues in assessment