NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ955719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1751-2271
Autonomic Regulation on the Stroop Predicts Reading Achievement in School Age Children
Becker, Derek R.; Carrere, Sybil; Siler, Chelsea; Jones, Stephanie; Bowie, Bonnie; Cooke, Cheryl
Mind, Brain, and Education, v6 n1 p10-18 Mar 2012
In this study we examined high frequency heart rate variability (HF-HRV, a parasympathetic index) both at rest and during challenge, to assess if variations in cardiovascular activity measured during a Stroop task could be used to predict reading achievement in typically developing children. Reading achievement was examined using the Peabody Individual Achievement Test-Revised. Results showed that greater HF-HRV suppression during both the Stroop word and Stroop word-color conflict tasks was associated with better reading achievement. Higher basal levels of HF-HRV did not predict better reading scores. These results are among the first to show a link between HF-HRV and reading achievement in a normative school age population, and offer new insight into the association between cognitive activity and autonomic regulation of the heart.
Wiley-Blackwell. 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148. Tel: 800-835-6770; Tel: 781-388-8598; Fax: 781-388-8232; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Individual Achievement Test