Early adversity and neural correlates of executive function: Implications for academic adjustment

@article{McDermott2012EarlyAA,
  title={Early adversity and neural correlates of executive function: Implications for academic adjustment},
  author={J. M. McDermott and Alissa Westerlund and Charles H. Zeanah and Charles A. Nelson and Nathan A. Fox},
  journal={Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={2},
  pages={S59-S66}
}
Early adversity can negatively impact the development of cognitive functions, although little is known about whether such effects can be remediated later in life. The current study examined one facet of executive functioning - inhibitory control - among children who experienced institutional care and explored the impact of a foster care intervention within the context of the Bucharest Early Intervention Project (BEIP). Specifically, a go/nogo task was administered when children were eight years… CONTINUE READING
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