Selective attention deficits during human pregnancy.

  title={Selective attention deficits during human pregnancy.},
  author={Renate H. M. de Groot and Jos J. Adam and Gerard Hornstra},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  volume={340 1},
Using a longitudinal design we provide evidence that selective attention - a key component of cognition concerned with selection and preparation - is compromised during pregnancy. Selective attention was operationalized by means of the finger precuing technique, which selectively prepares two of four finger responses. The precuing benefit was taken as a measure of selective attention. Pregnant women showed a significant smaller precuing benefit at week 36 of pregnancy than did the control women… CONTINUE READING

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