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Inhibition and working memory contributions to children's Tower of London performance [electronic resource] /

by MacDonald, Christine A.

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ABSTRACT: The Tower of London (TOL) is recognized as a useful tool to measure EF. The purpose of the current study was to expand our understanding of how children perform on the TOL task and to examine what cognitive processes are devoted to performance on the TOL. Children 3- to 6-years-old were given the TOL, the Day-Night Stroop, and the spatial N-back to look at the extent to which inhibition and working memory contribute to TOL performance in young children. The results demonstrated that there are age related increases in TOL performance as older children are more accurate and make fewer extra moves when solving TOL problems. The results further demonstrated that the ability to successfully inhibit a prepotent response is necessary for successful TOL performance in young children. Taken together it is theorized that at least for children, good inhibitory control may be the key to successful TOL performance.
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School:University of Florida

School Location:USA - Florida

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:executive problem tower

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