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‘Digital Play’ Is Here To Stay … But Don’T Let Go Of Real Lego Yet, Irina Verenikina Jan 2014

‘Digital Play’ Is Here To Stay … But Don’T Let Go Of Real Lego Yet, Irina Verenikina

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Playing with building blocks such as Lego has been an established part of early childhood education for many years. Educators and theorists agree that building blocks or constructive play provide a wide range of avenues for enhancing learning and development in the early years, but the increased availability and accessibility of mobile digital technologies has seen children more frequently engage in virtual or “digital” play, often leaving behind traditional forms of play with physical objects in physical spaces. So what might children lose – or gain – during this transition from physical to digital play? Lego, the best known producer of building ...


Mapping The Effects Of Prestimulus Eeg Band Amplitude In An Equiprobable Go/Nogo Task, Frances De Blasio, Robert Barry Jan 2014

Mapping The Effects Of Prestimulus Eeg Band Amplitude In An Equiprobable Go/Nogo Task, Frances De Blasio, Robert Barry

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Abstract presented at the 17th World Congress of Psychophysiology (IOP2014) of the International Organization of Psychophysiology (IOP) Hiroshima, Japan, September 23rd to 27th, 2014


Sequential Processing In The Equiprobable Auditory Go/Nogo Task: Children Vs. Adults, Robert Barry, Frances De Blasio, Jay P. Borchard Jan 2014

Sequential Processing In The Equiprobable Auditory Go/Nogo Task: Children Vs. Adults, Robert Barry, Frances De Blasio, Jay P. Borchard

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Objective To compare sequential processing in the unwarned auditory equiprobable Go/NoGo task in children and adults, in the context of a recently developed adult schema. Methods Adult and child samples completed an equiprobable auditory Go/NoGo task while EEG was recorded from 19 channels. Go and NoGo ERPs were decomposed using unrestricted Varimax-rotated PCAs for the groups separately, and in combination. The separate adult and child components were compared using the Congruence Coefficient. Brain sources of each assessed component were examined using eLORETA. Results Corresponding adult/child components were tentatively identified: two N1 subcomponents (N1-1, PN) and P2, followed ...


Preferred Eeg Brain States At Stimulus Onset In A Fixed Interstimulus Interval Equiprobable Auditory Go/Nogo Task: A Definitive Study, Robert Barry, Frances De Blasio, Vilfredo De Pascalis, Diana Karamacoska Jan 2014

Preferred Eeg Brain States At Stimulus Onset In A Fixed Interstimulus Interval Equiprobable Auditory Go/Nogo Task: A Definitive Study, Robert Barry, Frances De Blasio, Vilfredo De Pascalis, Diana Karamacoska

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This study examined the occurrence of preferred EEG phase states at stimulus onset in an equiprobable auditory Go/NoGo task with a fixed interstimulus interval, and their effects on the resultant event-related potentials (ERPs). We used a sliding short-time FFT decomposition of the EEG at Cz for each trial to assess prestimulus EEG activity in the delta, theta, alpha and beta bands. We determined the phase of each 2. Hz narrow-band contributing to these four broad bands at 125. ms before each stimulus onset, and for the first time, avoided contamination from poststimulus EEG activity. This phase value was extrapolated ...


Caffeine Effects On Sequential Processing In The Equiprobable Go/Nogo Task, Robert Barry, Frances De Blasio, Adele E. Cave Jan 2014

Caffeine Effects On Sequential Processing In The Equiprobable Go/Nogo Task, Robert Barry, Frances De Blasio, Adele E. Cave

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Abstract presented at the 17th World Congress of Psychophysiology (IOP2014) of the International Organization of Psychophysiology (IOP) Hiroshima, Japan, September 23rd to 27th, 2014


Stimulus-To-Matching-Stimulus Interval Influences N1, P2, And P3b In An Equiprobable Go/Nogo Task, Genevieve Z. Steiner, Robert Barry, Craig J. Gonsalvez Jan 2014

Stimulus-To-Matching-Stimulus Interval Influences N1, P2, And P3b In An Equiprobable Go/Nogo Task, Genevieve Z. Steiner, Robert Barry, Craig J. Gonsalvez

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Previous research has shown that as the stimulus-to-matching-stimulus interval (including the target-to-target interval, TTI, and nontarget-to-nontarget interval, NNI) increases, the amplitude of the P300 ERP component increases systematically. Here, we extended previous P300 research and explored TTI and NNI effects on the various ERP components elicited in an auditory equiprobable Go/NoGo task. We also examined whether a similar mechanism was underpinning interval effects in early ERP components (e.g., N1). Thirty participants completed a specially-designed variable-ISI equiprobable task whilst their EEG activity was recorded. Component amplitudes were extracted using temporal PCA with unrestricted Varimax rotation. As expected, N1, P2 ...


Erp Components And Performance In The Equiprobable Go/Nogo Task: Inhibition In Children, Robert Barry, Frances De Blasio Jan 2014

Erp Components And Performance In The Equiprobable Go/Nogo Task: Inhibition In Children, Robert Barry, Frances De Blasio

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Abstract presented at the 17th World Congress of Psychophysiology (IOP2014) of the International Organization of Psychophysiology (IOP) Hiroshima, Japan, September 23rd to 27th, 2014