Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorBuss, Kristin A.
dc.contributor.authorDennis, Tracy A.
dc.contributor.authorBrooker, Rebecca J.
dc.contributor.authorSippel, Lauren M.
dc.identifier.citationBuss, Kristin A., Tracy A. Dennis, Rebecca J. Brooker, and Lauren M. Sippel. "An ERP study of conflict monitoring in 4–8-year old children: Associations with temperament." Developmental cognitive neuroscience 1, no. 2 (2011): 131-140.en_US
dc.description.abstractAlthough there is great interest in identifying the neural correlates of cognitive processes that create risk for psychopathology, there is a paucity of research in young children. One event-related potential (ERP), the N2, is thought to index conflict monitoring and has been linked cognitive and affective risk factors for anxiety. Most of this research, however, has been conducted with adults, adolescents, and older children, but not with younger children. To address this gap, the current study examined 26 4–8-year-olds, who completed a cued flanker task while EEG was continuously recorded. We assessed whether the N2 was detectable in this group of young children and examined associations between the N2 and factors reflecting affective risk (e.g., reduced executive attention, temperamental effortful control, and temperamental surgency). We documented an N2 effect (greater N2 amplitude to incongruent versus congruent flankers), but only in children older than 6 years of age. Increases in the N2 effect were associated with less efficient executive attention and lower temperamental effortful control. We discuss the implications of these findings and consider how they may inform future studies on biomarkers for cognitive and affective risk factors for anxiety.en_US
dc.titleAn ERP study of conflict monitoring in 4- to 8-year-old children: Associations with temperament.en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleDevelopmental Cognitive Neuroscienceen_US
mus.identifier.categoryHealth & Medical Sciencesen_US
mus.identifier.categorySocial Sciencesen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Scienceen_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

MSU uses DSpace software, copyright © 2002-2017  Duraspace. For library collections that are not accessible, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and timely access to users with disabilities. For assistance, please submit an accessibility request for library material.