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Child Neuropsychol. 2011;17(1):82-95. doi: 10.1080/09297049.2010.525500.

Charting the developmental trajectories of attention and executive function in Chinese school-aged children.

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Children's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, P. R. China.

Abstract

Attention is a complex domain that has reawakened research interest in recent years. There are relatively few studies that have examined age-related changes across different attention subcomponents, such as selection, maintenance, and control, using large samples covering a wide age range. The present study assessed performance in 466 participants in order to identify the ages at which mature performance was reached across differing attention subcomponents. Furthermore, we investigated whether the nature of the attentional demands or task difficulty predicted the age at which stable levels of performance were reached. The results supported the former rather than the latter alternative.

PMID:
21218297
PMCID:
PMC3483869
DOI:
10.1080/09297049.2010.525500
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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