Examining executive function in the second year of life: coherence, stability, and relations to joint attention and language.

  title={Examining executive function in the second year of life: coherence, stability, and relations to joint attention and language.},
  author={Stephanie Elisabeth Miller and Stuart Marcovitch},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  volume={51 1},
Several theories of executive function (EF) propose that EF development corresponds to children's ability to form representations and reflect on represented stimuli in the environment. However, research on early EF is primarily conducted with preschoolers, despite the fact that important developments in representation (e.g., language, gesture, shared joint attention) occur within the 1st years of life. In the present study, EF performance and the relationship between EF and early representation… 

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