Age-related changes in the temporal dynamics of executive control: a study in 5- and 6-year-old children

@inproceedings{Lucenet2014AgerelatedCI,
  title={Age-related changes in the temporal dynamics of executive control: a study in 5- and 6-year-old children},
  author={Joanna Lucenet and Agnes Blaye},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
  year={2014}
}
Based on the Dual Mechanisms of Control theory (Braver et al., 2007), this study conducted in 5- and 6-year-olds, tested for a possible shift between two modes of control, proactive vs. reactive, which differ in the way goal information is retrieved and maintained in working memory. To this end, we developed a children-adapted version of the AX-Continuous-Performance Task (AX-CPT). Twenty-nine 5-year-olds and 28-6-year-olds performed the task in both low and high working-memory load conditions… CONTINUE READING