The development of non-spatial working memory capacity during childhood and adolescence and the role of interference control: an N-Back task study.

@article{Schleepen2010TheDO,
  title={The development of non-spatial working memory capacity during childhood and adolescence and the role of interference control: an N-Back task study.},
  author={Tamara M. J. Schleepen and Lisa M Jonkman},
  journal={Developmental neuropsychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={37-56}
}
To investigate the role of interference control on the development of working memory (WM) capacity, 6-12-year-old children and adults performed an N-Back task with differing WM-load and interference control demands. Correlation analyses between flanker interference scores and WM-load levels showed that interference control was only required in the 2-back condition. While WM maintenance (1-back task) reached adult accuracy levels at age 10-12, the ability to maintain information in WM during… CONTINUE READING