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Multimodal imaging of the self-regulating developing brain

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, November 2012
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Title
Multimodal imaging of the self-regulating developing brain
Published in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, November 2012
DOI 10.1073/pnas.1208243109
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Authors

A. M. Fjell, K. B. Walhovd, T. T. Brown, J. M. Kuperman, Y. Chung, D. J. Hagler, V. Venkatraman, J. C. Roddey, M. Erhart, C. McCabe, N. Akshoomoff, D. G. Amaral, C. S. Bloss, O. Libiger, B. F. Darst, N. J. Schork, B. J. Casey, L. Chang, T. M. Ernst, J. R. Gruen, W. E. Kaufmann, T. Kenet, J. Frazier, S. S. Murray, E. R. Sowell, P. van Zijl, S. Mostofsky, T. L. Jernigan, A. M. Dale, T. L. Jernigan, C. McCabe, L. Chang, N. Akshoomoff, E. Newman, A. M. Dale, T. Ernst, A. M. Dale, P. Van Zijl, J. Kuperman, S. Murray, C. Bloss, N. J. Schork, M. Appelbaum, A. Gamst, W. Thompson, H. Bartsch, T. L. Jernigan, A. M. Dale, N. Akshoomoff, L. Chang, T. Ernst, B. Keating, D. Amaral, E. Sowell, W. Kaufmann, P. Van Zijl, S. Mostofsky, B. J. Casey, E. J. Ruberry, A. Powers, B. Rosen, T. Kenet, J. Frazier, D. Kennedy, J. Gruen

Abstract

Self-regulation refers to the ability to control behavior, cognition, and emotions, and self-regulation failure is related to a range of neuropsychiatric problems. It is poorly understood how structural maturation of the brain brings about the gradual improvement in self-regulation during childhood. In a large-scale multicenter effort, 735 children (4-21 y) underwent structural MRI for quantification of cortical thickness and surface area and diffusion tensor imaging for quantification of the quality of major fiber connections. Brain development was related to a standardized measure of cognitive control (the flanker task from the National Institutes of Health Toolbox), a critical component of self-regulation. Ability to inhibit responses and impose cognitive control increased rapidly during preteen years. Surface area of the anterior cingulate cortex accounted for a significant proportion of the variance in cognitive performance. This finding is intriguing, because characteristics of the anterior cingulum are shown to be related to impulse, attention, and executive problems in neurodevelopmental disorders, indicating a neural foundation for self-regulation abilities along a continuum from normality to pathology. The relationship was strongest in the younger children. Properties of large-fiber connections added to the picture by explaining additional variance in cognitive control. Although cognitive control was related to surface area of the anterior cingulate independently of basic processes of mental speed, the relationship between white matter quality and cognitive control could be fully accounted for by speed. The results underscore the need for integration of different aspects of brain maturation to understand the foundations of cognitive development.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 11 4%
Chile 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Denmark 2 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Serbia 1 <1%
Taiwan 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
Other 4 2%
Unknown 225 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 62 25%
Researcher 53 21%
Student > Master 25 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 21 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 21 8%
Other 70 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 103 41%
Unspecified 36 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 34 13%
Neuroscience 26 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 7%
Other 35 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2015.
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