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The development of executive function in childhood

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The experiments in this thesis explored the development of executive function in 5- to 11-year-old children. Developmentally-appropriate versions of the task-switching paradigm, go/no-go task and self-ordered pointing test were used to measure shifting, inhibition and working memory respectively. These executive skills were examined independently and within-task experimental manipulations were used to explore both the executive and non-executive processes that influenced children’s performa...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Language and Cognitive Development (LCD)
Oxford college:
St John's College
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Experimental Psychology

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2008
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:e47c4799-f629-45cf-902c-46377e855024
Local pid:
ora:1794

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