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Visual attention control differences in 12-month-old preterm infants

Downes, Michelle, Kelly, David J., Day, Kayleigh, Marlow, Neil, de Haan, Michelle (2018) Visual attention control differences in 12-month-old preterm infants. Infant Behavior and Development, 50 . pp. 180-188. ISSN 0163-6383. E-ISSN 0163-6383. (doi:10.1016/j.infbeh.2018.01.002)

Abstract

There have been few previous attempts to assess the development of early markers of executive

children that have been closely linked to poorer academic functioning. The present study investigates

infants who were born less than 30 weeks and compares their performance to full-term infants.

focused on the target and were slower to fixate attention, with lower gestational age associated

observed for inhibition of return or interference control. These findings suggest that

in very preterm infants at this early stage of development, despite scores within the average

range on the Bayley Scales of Infant Development.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2018.01.002
Uncontrolled keywords: Preterm, Executive function, Eye-tracking, Attention, Inhibition, Processing speed
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: David Kelly
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2018 09:12 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:17 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66039 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Kelly, David J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8033-7556
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