Skip to main content

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) (KAR id:66039)

PDF Publisher pdf
Language: English
Download (520kB) Preview
[thumbnail of Downes, Kelly et al. 2018.pdf]
This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.
Request an accessible format
Official URL


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: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: David Kelly
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2018 09:12 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:53 UTC
Resource URI: (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Kelly, David J.:
  • Depositors only (login required):


Downloads per month over past year