Developmental differences in cognitive control of socio-affective processing.

  title={Developmental differences in cognitive control of socio-affective processing.},
  author={Kelly Anne Barnes and Lauren A Kaplan and Chandan J. Vaidya},
  journal={Developmental neuropsychology},
  volume={32 3},
We examined developmental differences in cognitive control in the context of distracting communicative cues varying in socio-affective significance. Adults and children (6-13 years) performed a Stroop-type task that required manual responses to a target word (LEFT/RIGHT) in the context of to-be-ignored spatial cues that were symbolic (arrow pointing left or right), social (left/right averted eye gaze in faces), or socio-emotional (happy, angry and fearful faces with left/right averted eye gaze… CONTINUE READING

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