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ERIC Number: EJ849465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1363-755X
Using the Antisaccade Task to Investigate the Relationship between the Development of Inhibition and the Development of Intelligence
Michel, Fiona; Anderson, Mike
Developmental Science, v12 n2 p272-288 Mar 2009
A number of authors have proposed models of cognitive development that explain improvements in intelligence over the course of childhood via changes in the efficiency of inhibitory processes (Anderson, 2001; Bjorklund & Harnishfeger, 1990; Dempster, 1991, 1992; Dempster & Corkill, 1999a; Harnishfeger, 1995; Harnishfeger & Bjorklund, 1993). A review of the literature reveals little empirical support for the thesis. This is largely due to a failure to distinguish between age-related and non-age-related changes in both inhibitory ability and intelligence. Empirical evidence is presented from a developmental study employing the antisaccade task to provide support for the role of inhibitory processes in the development of intelligence. Additionally, a case is made for a functional difference underlying antisaccade errors that are subsequently corrected and those that remain uncorrected.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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