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Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Lab of Adele Diamond

 

The task we had called 'Dots' and now call 'Hearts and Flowers'-

Try your hand at the Hearts and Flowers Task with Hearts and Flowers
For findings from the Hearts and Flowers Task see citations below and Click Here

Wright, A. & Diamond, A. (2014). An effect of inhibitory load in children while keeping working memory load constant. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1-9. (Special issue on Development of Executive Function during Childhood). (abstract) (pdf)

Davidson, M.C., Amso, D., Anderson, L.C. , & Diamond, A. (2006). Development of cognitive control and executive functions from 4-13 years: Evidence from manipulations of memory, inhibition, and task switching. Neuropsychologia, 44, 2037 – 2078. (Mar 29; [Epub ahead of print]) (abstract) (pdf)

 

and also:

 

Schonert-Reichl, K. A., Oberle, E., Diamond, A., Lawlor, M. S., Abbott, D., Thompson, K., & Oberlander, T.F. (2015). Enhancing cognitive and social – emotional development through a simple-to-administer mindfulness-based school program for elementary school children: A randomized controlled trial. Developmental Psychology, 51, 52-66. (Special Section on Mindfulness and Compassion in Human Development) (abstract) (pdf)

Blair, C., & Raver, C. (2014). Closing the achievement gap through modification of neurocognitive and neuroendocrine function: Results from a cluster randomized controlled trial of an innovative approach to the education of children in kindergarten. PLoS One, 9, e112393. (abstract) (pdf)

Zaitchik, D., Iqbal, Y., & Carey, S. (2014). The effect of executive function on biological reasoning in young children: An individual differences study. Child Development, 85, 160-175.  (abstract) (pdf)

Edgin, J. O., Mason, G. M., Allman, M. J., Capone, G. T., DeLeon, I., Maslen, C., . . . Nadel, L. (2010). Development and validation of the Arizona Cognitive Test Battery for Down syndrome. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 2, 149-164. (abstract) (pdf)

Diamond, A., Barnett, W.S., Thomas, J., & Munro, S. (2007). Preschool program improves cognitive control, Science, 318, 1387-1388. (abstract) (pdf)

Flanker Task -

Try your hand at the Flanker Task with Flanker
For findings from the Flanker Task see citations below and Click Here

Munro, S., Chau, C., Gazarian, K. & Diamond, A. (2006). Dramatically larger Flanker effects (6-fold elevation). Presentation, Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (pdf)

Diamond, A., Barnett, W.S., Thomas, J., & Munro, S. (2007). Preschool program improves cognitive control, Science, 318, 1387-1388. (abstract) (pdf)

Zaitchik, D., Iqbal, Y., & Carey, S. (2014). The effect of executive function on biological reasoning in young children: An individual differences study. Child Development, 85, 160-175.  (abstract) (pdf)