Journal article

Meta-analysis of the neural correlates of vigilant attention in children and adolescents.

Hugo AE Morandini, Timothy J Silk, Kristi Griffiths, Pradeep Rao, Sean D Hood, Florian D Zepf

Cortex | Published : 2020

Abstract

Vigilant Attention (VA), defined as the ability to maintain attention to cognitively unchallenging activities over a prolonged period of time, is critical to support higher cognitive functions and many behaviours in our everyday life. Evidence has shown that VA rapidly improves throughout childhood and adolescence until young adulthood and tends to decline in older adulthood. Although neuroimaging studies have extensively investigated this cognitive function in adults, the neural correlates of VA in neurotypical children and adolescents remain unclear. The current meta-analysis reviewed and examined functional neuroimaging studies in paediatric populations that used behavioural tasks involvi..

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