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Emotional Modulation of the Ability to Inhibit a Prepotent Response During Childhood

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Published in Developmental neuropsychology. 2012, vol. 37, no. 8, p. 668-681
Abstract The present study examined the bottom-up influence of emotional context on response inhibition, an issue that remains largely unstudied in children. Thus, 62 participants, aged from 6 to 13 years old, were assessed with three stop signal tasks: one with circles, one with neutral faces, and one with emotional faces (happy and sad). Results showed that emotional context altered response inhibition ability in childhood. However, no interaction between age and emotional influence on response inhibition was found. Positive emotions were recognized faster than negative emotions, but the valence did not have a significant influence on response inhibition abilities.
Keywords AdolescentAge FactorsChildChild Development/physiologyEmotions/physiologyFaceFacial ExpressionFemaleHumansInhibition (Psychology)MaleNeuropsychological Tests
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PMID: 23145565
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Research groups Unité de psychopathologie et neuropsychologie cognitive (UPNC)
Unité de psychologie clinique et neuropsychologie de l'enfant (UPCNE)
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URBEN, Sébastien, VAN DER LINDEN, Martial, BARISNIKOV, Koviljka. Emotional Modulation of the Ability to Inhibit a Prepotent Response During Childhood. In: Developmental neuropsychology, 2012, vol. 37, n° 8, p. 668-681. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:29511

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