Costs and benefits linked to developments in cognitive control.

@article{Blackwell2014CostsAB,
  title={Costs and benefits linked to developments in cognitive control.},
  author={Katharine A. Blackwell and Yuko Munakata},
  journal={Developmental science},
  year={2014},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={
          203-11
        }
}
Developing cognitive control over one's thoughts, emotions, and actions is a fundamental process that predicts important life outcomes. Such control begins in infancy, and shifts during development from a predominantly reactive form (e.g. retrieving task-relevant information when needed) to an increasingly proactive form (e.g. maintaining task-relevant information in anticipation of needing it). While such developments are generally viewed as adaptive, cognitive abilities can also involve trade… CONTINUE READING

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