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Choi, Dawoon; Black, Alexis K.; Werker, Janet F. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2018
Over the first weeks and months following birth, infants' initial, broad-based perceptual sensitivities become honed to the characteristics of their native language. In this article, we review this process of emerging specialization within the context of a cascading "critical period" (CP) framework, in which periods of maximal openness…
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, Infants, Native Language, Language Acquisition
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Becker, Derek R.; Carrere, Sybil; Siler, Chelsea; Jones, Stephanie; Bowie, Bonnie; Cooke, Cheryl – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2012
In this study we examined high frequency heart rate variability (HF-HRV, a parasympathetic index) both at rest and during challenge, to assess if variations in cardiovascular activity measured during a Stroop task could be used to predict reading achievement in typically developing children. Reading achievement was examined using the Peabody…
Descriptors: Metabolism, Reading Achievement, Achievement Tests, Prediction