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dc.contributor.authorCanen, Mara
dc.contributor.authorBrooker, Rebecca J.
dc.identifier.citationCanen, Mara J, and Rebecca J Brooker. "ERN, Theta Power, and Risk for Anxiety Problems in Preschoolers." Biological Psychology 123 (February 2017). DOI:
dc.description.abstract"The Error Related Negativity (ERN) is a neural marker of performance monitoring that has been inconsistently linked to anxiety risk in children. One avenue for understanding inconsistencies is to investigate other neural dynamics linked to ERN. In this study, we investigated interactions between ERN and the theta frequency band, which is associated with attentional control and theorized to contribute ERN, in association with childhood anxiety risk. Fifty-nine 3-year-old children provided usable EEG data during a modified go/no-go task. Associations between ERN and anxious behaviors in preschoolers were moderated by theta power during incorrect trials. Specifically, when theta power was low, greater ERN predicted more social withdrawal; when theta power was high, ERN and social withdrawal were unrelated. Our findings suggest that ERN and theta may jointly contribute to anxiety risk in early childhood."en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Institute of Mental Health (K01MH100240); National Institute of General Medicine (P20GM104417)en_US
dc.rights"NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Biological Psychology. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Biological Psychology, 123, (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2016.12.003"en_US
dc.titleERN, Theta Power, and Risk for Anxiety Problems in Preschoolersen_US
mus.citation.journaltitleBiological Psychologyen_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

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