Sökning: "executive functions"

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  1. 1. Cognition in interned adolescents : aspects of executive functions and training

    Författare :Olov Nordvall; Bert Jonsson; Anna Stigsdotter Neely; Anne H. Berman; Umeå universitet; []
    Nyckelord :SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; interned youth; adolescence; antisocial behavior; executive functions; cognitive training; transfer; performance-based measures; self-assessment; impulsivity; Psychology; psykologi;

    Sammanfattning : This doctoral thesis examines adolescents with a history of antisocial behavior with a focus on investigating executive functioning, impulsivity and experiences of everyday executive problems. The thesis further investigates the associations between self-reported and performance-based measures. LÄS MER

  2. 2. Language and executive functions in Swedish preschoolers

    Författare :Signe Tonér; Tove Nilsson Gerholm; Francisco Lacerda; Sven Strömqvist; Stockholms universitet; []
    Nyckelord :HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; language development; narrative; executive functions; theory of mind; preschool; event-related potentials; selective attention; Swedish; early childhood; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Sammanfattning : The main goals of this dissertation are to investigate the associations between language and executive functions, including selective auditory attention, in Swedish children aged 4–6, to examine possible links to factors relating to the child and his/her social environment, and to evaluate preschool interventions with regard to potential improvements in language and/or executive functions. Measures were obtained by combining results from behavioral tests, language samples in the form of narratives, parent and teacher ratings and a measure of selective auditory attention as brain activity. LÄS MER

  3. 3. Attention and Self-regulation in Infancy and Toddlerhood : The Early Development of Executive Functions and Effortful Control

    Författare :Maria Johansson; Gustaf Gredebäck; Gunilla Bohlin; Sandra Anne Wiebe; Uppsala universitet; []
    Nyckelord :SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Executive functions; Effortful control; Sustained attention; Infancy; Psychology; Psykologi;

    Sammanfattning : Executive functions are higher-order cognitive functions underlying self-regulation of behavior. That is, executive functions make it possible to resolve internal conflicts and behave according to future goals rather than acting on sudden impulses or going on automatic. LÄS MER

  4. 4. Infants in Control : Prospective Motor Control and Executive Functions in Action Development

    Författare :Janna Gottwald; Gustaf Gredebäck; Claes von Hofsten; Daniela Corbetta; Uppsala universitet; []
    Nyckelord :infant development; action development; prospective motor control; executive functions; action planning; motor development; motion tracking; embodied cognition; developmental psychology; Psychology; Psykologi;

    Sammanfattning : This thesis assesses the link between action and cognition early in development. Thus the notion of an embodied cognition is investigated by tying together two levels of action control in the context of reaching in infancy: prospective motor control and executive functions. LÄS MER

  5. 5. Cross-functional brain imaging of attention, memory, and executive functions : Unity and diversity of neurocognitive component processes

    Författare :Petter Marklund; Lars Nyberg; Akira Miyake; Umeå universitet; []
    Nyckelord :SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Human memory; executive functions; prefrontal cortex; sustained and transient neural activity; declarative long-term memory; attention; working memory; functional neuroimaging; cognitive control.; Psychology; Psykologi;

    Sammanfattning : The central theme of the present thesis revolves around the exploration of similarities and differences in brain activity patterns invoked by the component processes underlying mnemonic, executive and attentional functions. The primary aim was to identify and functionally characterize commonly recruited brain regions in terms of shared component processes, which has been a largely neglected area of research in cognitive neuroscience. LÄS MER