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Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Lab of Adele Diamond

Our Publications (click here)

Studies we are eager to do. (click here)

Current Research (click here)

•    Effects of Low-dose versus Normal-dose Psychostimulants on Executive Functions in Children with ADHD (click here)

•    Possible Benefits to Mood, Quality of Life, Memory, and Executive Functions of Beloved Music with or without Social Interaction or Beloved Writings (e.g., Poetry, Stories, Psalms) for Adults Experiencing Mild Cognitive Decline  (click here)

•    A Study of whether a US-Based El Sistema Music Program Improves Executive Functions, Academic Achievement, and Affective Development in Young Children  (click here)

•    A Qualitative Study of the Broader Socioemotional Benefits of the JUMP Math Curriculum  (click here)

•    Study of the Possible Executive Function Benefits of ‘Mathematical Thinkers Like Me’  (click here)

•    A large RCT to study whether a School-Based Dance Program Improves Creativity and Executive Functions  (click here)

•    Pharmacologically Modelling Individual Differences in the Effects of Mild Stress on Executive Functions using MPH   (click here)

•    Longitudinal Study of the Effects of Mother’s Mood on her Children’s Executive Functions  (click here)

Recently Completed Research (click here)

•    A Randomized Control Trial of Tools of the Mind in Kindergartens in the Lower Mainland   (click here)

•    Sex Differences in the Effects of Mild Stress on Executive Functions   (click here)

•    Role of COMT Genotype in Mediating the Effects of Mild Stress on Executive Functions   (click here)

•     Review of all the different methods use to improve executive functions (cognitive training, physical activity, etc.) and at all ages (not just in children or just in older adults) (click here)

•     Children need some way to prevent them from responding too quickly; it’s not that they can’t remember what they should do, they are simply too impulsive to be able to do it   (click here)

•    Integrating Color and Shape aids Conditional Discrimination even though Separating them aids Card Sorting   (click here)

•    An Effect of Inhibitory Load in Children while Keeping Working Memory Load Constant   (click here)

•    A Powerful Example of how Biological and Environmental Factors Interact to produce a behavior   (click here)

•    Double Dissociation: Integrating Color and Shape Aids Conditional Discrimination but Separating them Aids Card Sorting in Preschoolers  (click here)

•    A Dramatically Larger, more Robust, Developmentally More-Sensitive Flanker Effect   (click here)

•     The Social Simon Effect is seen as Early as the Simon Effect   (click here)

•     Executive Function Advantages in Bilingual Children include Working Memory, as well as Inhibition and Cognitive Flexibility   (click here)

•     What’s Best for Men is Not Always what’s Best for Women: Sex Differences in the Effects of COMT Genotypes in Older Adults   (click here)

•     Sex Differences in the Cognitive Functions Sensitive to the Level of Dopamine in Prefrontal Cortex   (click here)

•     Normative Study of the Development of Executive Functions from 4 – 18 years of age   (click here)



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