Comparison of human infants and rhesus monkeys on Piaget's AB task: evidence for dependence on dorsolateral prefrontal cortex

@article{Diamond2004ComparisonOH,
  title={Comparison of human infants and rhesus monkeys on Piaget's AB task: evidence for dependence on dorsolateral prefrontal cortex},
  author={A. Diamond and P. Goldman-Rakic},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={74},
  pages={24-40}
}
  • A. Diamond, P. Goldman-Rakic
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Experimental Brain Research
  • SummaryThis paper reports evidence linking dorsolateral prefrontal cortex with one of the cognitive abilities that emerge between 7.5–12 months in the human infant. The task used was Piaget's Stage IV Object Permanence Test, known as AB (pronounced “A not B”). The AB task was administered (a) to human infants who were followed longitudinally and (b) to intact and operated adult rhesus monkeys with bilateral prefrontal and parietal lesions. Human infants displayed a clear developmental… CONTINUE READING

    Figures, Tables, and Topics from this paper.

    Explore Further: Topics Discussed in This Paper

    Development of working memory maintenance.
    • 106
    • PDF
    Developmental progression of looking and reaching performance on the A-not-B task.
    • 43
    • PDF
    Cognitive gains in 7-month-old bilingual infants
    • 450
    • PDF
    The neural mechanisms of object working memory: what is where in the infant brain?
    • 42
    • PDF
    Is the Prefrontal Cortex Necessary for Establishing Cognitive Sets?
    • 56
    • PDF
    The X-Trials: Neural Correlates of an Inhibitory Control Task in Children and Adults
    • 93
    • PDF
    Frontal cortex functioning in the infant broader autism phenotype.
    • 36
    • PDF

    References

    Publications referenced by this paper.
    SHOWING 1-10 OF 72 REFERENCES
    Functional development of the prefrontal cortex in early life and the problem of neuronal plasticity.
    • 272
    Localization of function within the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex of the rhesus monkey.
    • 544
    Abilities and neural mechanisms underlying AB performance.
    • 174
    • PDF
    Delayed-matching and delayed-response deficit from cooling dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in monkeys.
    • 234