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={E. Klimkeit and J. B. Mattingley and D. Sheppard and M. Farrow and J. Bradshaw},
  journal={Child Neuropsychology},
  pages={201 - 211}
  • E. Klimkeit, J. B. Mattingley, +2 authors J. Bradshaw
  • Published 2004
  • Child Neuropsychology
  • 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… CONTINUE READING


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