Examining the Development of Attention and Executive Functions in Children With a Novel Paradigm

  title={Examining the Development of Attention and Executive Functions in Children With a Novel Paradigm},
  author={Ester Ivonne Klimkeit and Jason B. Mattingley and Dianne Melinda Sheppard and Maree Farrow and John L. Bradshaw},
  journal={Child Neuropsychology},
  pages={201 - 211}
The development of attention and executive functions in normal children (7–12 years) was investigated using a novel selective reaching task, which involved reaching as rapidly as possible towards a target, while at times having to ignore a distractor. The information processing paradigm allowed the measurement of various distinct dimensions of behaviour within a single task. The largest improvements in vigilance, set-shifting, response inhibition, selective attention, and impulsive responding… 
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