With increased attention to the role of Executive Functions (EF) for children’s early school success, development of these skills – including response inhibition and attention control - has received increasing attention from researchers in disciplines ranging from developmental psychology to cognitive neuroscience. Outside of the developmental literature, some components of EF are known as aspects of cognitive control. Although the concepts of EF in the developmental literature and cognitive control in the cognitive literature are not identical, they share common processes, and discovering how they correspond is a major objective in linking the two.
In part due to the importance of these skills for school readiness, there has been a proliferation of developmental researchers examining the neural correlates cognitive control processes and error monitoring using event-related potentials (ERP) in young children. In our lab we have been examining brain and behavioral correlates of cognitive control in young children and adults.
The Go/No-go Task
Children's Cognitive Control
CDS 2017 - Brain and Behavioral Correlates of Error Monitoring
SRCD 2017 - Executive Functions and Academic Success
Cognitive Control and Math Anxiety