The vigilance, orienting, and executive attention networks in 4-year-old children.

Abstract

The present study examined the development of lower and higher order forms of attention during the preschool years. Lower forms of attention were assessed with tasks that primarily engaged the attention functions of vigilance and orienting. Higher, executive forms of attention were assessed with tasks that involved inhibition and working memory. The findings revealed that performance improved significantly with age on measures of inhibition and orienting. Results are discussed in the context of the development of attentional networks.

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@article{Hrabok2007TheVO, title={The vigilance, orienting, and executive attention networks in 4-year-old children.}, author={Marianne Marjorie Hrabok and Kimberly A. Kerns and Ulrich M{\"{u}ller}, journal={Child neuropsychology : a journal on normal and abnormal development in childhood and adolescence}, year={2007}, volume={13 5}, pages={408-21} }