Scope of attention, control of attention, and intelligence in children and adults.

@article{Cowan2006ScopeOA,
  title={Scope of attention, control of attention, and intelligence in children and adults.},
  author={Nelson Cowan and Nathanael M Fristoe and Emily M. Elliott and Ryan P Brunner and J. Scott Saults},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={2006},
  volume={34 8},
  pages={1754-68}
}
Recent experimentation has shown that cognitive aptitude measures are predicted by tests of the scope of an individual's attention or capacity in simple working memory tasks and also by the ability to control attention. However, these experiments do not indicate how separate or related the scope and control of attention are. An experiment with 52 children (10 to 11 years old) and 52 college students included measures of the scope and control of attention, as well as verbal and nonverbal… CONTINUE READING
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