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Type: Journal article
Title: The influence of motor function on processing speed in preterm and term-born children
Author: Schneider, L.
Burns, N.
Giles, L.
Nettelbeck, T.
Hudson, I.
Ridding, M.
Pitcher, J.
Citation: Child Neuropsychology, 2017; 23(3):300-315
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2017
ISSN: 0929-7049
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L. A. Schneider, N. R. Burns, L. C. Giles, T. J. Nettelbeck, I. L. Hudson, M. C. Ridding & J. B. Pitcher
Abstract: This study investigates the relationship between motor function and processing speed in preterm children. Processing speed was compared in 145 adolescents, born 25-41 weeks gestational age, utilizing tasks including differing motor demands. The influence of motor cortex excitability and functional motor skills on task performance was assessed. For tasks with motoric demands, differences in performance between preterm and term-born children were mediated by the relationship between gestational age, corticomotor excitability, and motor function. There were no differences in non-motor processing speed task performance between preterm and term-born children. Measures of processing speed may be confounded by a timed motor component.
Keywords: Corticomotor; Excitability; Intellectual; Intelligence; Neurodevelopment; Premature; TMS
Rights: © 2015 Taylor & Francis
RMID: 0030037949
DOI: 10.1080/09297049.2015.1102215
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