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dc.contributor.authorSchofield, Lisa
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-12T18:03:31Z
dc.date.available2015-01-12T18:03:31Z
dc.date.issued2015-01-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/5979
dc.description.abstractThis study explored changes in scalp electrophysiology across two Working Memory (WM) tasks and two age groups. Continuous electroencephalography (EEG) was recorded from 18 healthy adults (18-34 years) and 12 healthy adolescents (14-17) during the performance of two Oculomotor Delayed Response (ODR) WM tasks; (i.e. eye movements were the metric of motor response). Delay-period, EEG data in the alpha frequency was sampled from anterior and parietal scalp sites to achieve a general measure of frontal and parietal activity, respectively. Frontal-parietal, alpha coherence was calculated for each participant for each ODR-WM task. Coherence significantly decreased in adults moving across the two ODR tasks, whereas, coherence significantly increased in adolescents moving across the two ODR tasks. The effects of task in the adolescent and adult groups were large and medium, respectively. Within the limits of this study, the results provide empirical support that WM development during adolescence include complex, qualitative, change.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectWorking memoryen_US
dc.subjectAdolescenceen_US
dc.subjectElectroencephalographyen_US
dc.subjectFrontal-parietal coherenceen_US
dc.titleAge-Related Changes in Visual Spatial Working Memory Cognits: Frontal-Parietal EEG Coherence During Delayen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Child and Youth Studiesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Child and Youth Studiesen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Social Sciencesen_US
dc.embargo.termsNoneen_US
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