Do children need reminders on the Day-Night task, or simply some way to prevent them from responding too quickly?

@article{Ling2016DoCN,
  title={Do children need reminders on the Day-Night task, or simply some way to prevent them from responding too quickly?},
  author={Daphne Sue Ling and Cole Davies Wong and Adele Diamond},
  journal={Cognitive development},
  year={2016},
  volume={37},
  pages={67-72}
}
We previously reported better performance on the Day-Night task when a ditty was chanted between stimulus presentation and when children could respond (Diamond, Kirkham, & Amso, 2002). Here we investigated competing hypotheses about why the ditty helps. Does it help because it imposes a brief waiting time (the child waits while the ditty is chanted before responding)? Or, does the ditty help because of its content, providing information helpful to performing the task? One-third of the 72… CONTINUE READING

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