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Event-related brain potentials dissociate the developmental time-course of automatic numerical magnitude analysis and cognitive control functions during the first three years of primary school.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21761993     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this study we set out to dissociate the developmental time course of automatic symbolic number processing and cognitive control functions in grade 1-3 British primary school children. Event-related potential (ERP) and behavioral data were collected in a physical size discrimination numerical Stroop task. Task-irrelevant numerical information was processed automatically already in grade 1. Weakening interference and strengthening facilitation indicated the parallel development of general cognitive control and automatic number processing. Relationships among ERP and behavioral effects suggest that control functions play a larger role in younger children and that automaticity of number processing increases from grade 1 to 3.
Fruzsina Soltész; Sonia White; Dénes Szücs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental neuropsychology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1532-6942     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Neuropsychol     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-18     Completed Date:  2011-11-29     Revised Date:  2014-02-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8702038     Medline TA:  Dev Neuropsychol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  682-701     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Automatism / psychology
Brain Mapping
Child Development / physiology*
Cognition / physiology*
Discrimination (Psychology) / physiology*
Electroencephalography / psychology
Evoked Potentials / physiology
Executive Function / physiology*
Great Britain
Mathematical Concepts*
Stroop Test
Visual Perception / physiology
Grant Support
G0900643//Medical Research Council

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