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A normative‐developmental study of executive function: A window on prefrontal function in children
Normative‐developmental performance on a battery of executive function tasks was investigated. Executive function was defined as goal‐directed behavior, including planning, organized search, and…
Assessing frontal lobe functioning in children: Views from developmental psychology
Evidence is reviewed for the view that frontally mediated executive functions emerge in the first year of life and continue to develop at least until puberty, if not beyond, and suggestions regarding viable executive function measures are offered.
Contrasting Cognitive Deficits in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder versus Reading Disability.
We compared 2 common and sometimes comorbid developmental disorders, reading disability (RD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), in 2 cognitive domains, phonological processes (PP)…
Towers of Hanoi and London: Contribution of Working Memory and Inhibition to Performance
The Tower of Hanoi and Tower of London have become well-established executive function tasks that presumably tap cognitive skills mediated by the frontal cortex; however, there was a relatively weaker contribution of inhibition to TOH performance.
Rule-guided behavior and self-monitoring on the tower of hanoi disk-transfer task
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Neuropsychology of early-treated phenylketonuria: specific executive function deficits.
Within the PKU group the executive function composite score was significantly negatively correlated with concurrent phenylalanine levels, even after controlling for the correlation between IQ and executive function skills, which provides support for the proposed biochemical mechanism underlying the specific cognitive deficits.
Twenty-Five Years of Research on Neurocognitive Outcomes in Early-Treated Phenylketonuria: Intelligence and Executive Function
Studies published from 1980 through 2004, which explored intelligence and executive function outcomes in early-treated PKU, were included in the present meta-analysis and significant heterogeneity among the executive function effect sizes was identified.
Towers of Hanoi and London: Reliability and Validity of Two Executive Function Tasks
The results revealed a significant, but relatively low, correlation between performances on the Towers of Hanoi and London, indicating that the likely source of the lack of convergence was the unreliability of the Tower of London.
Theory of Mind and Executive Function: Working-Memory Capacity and Inhibitory Control as Predictors of False-Belief Task Performance
Examination of the relationship between theory of mind and executive function examined whether on the false-belief task age differences between 3 and 5 years of age are related to development of working-memory capacity and inhibitory processes, finding that working memory is a somewhat better predictor of false- Belief understanding than is inhibition.