INSTITUTO ROSARIO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN CIENCIAS DE LA EDUCACION
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Cognitive models of executive functions development. Methodological limitations and theoretical challenges
STELZER, FLORENCIA; MAZZONI, CECILIA; CERVIGNI, MAURICIO
ANALES DE PSICOLOGÃA
Lugar: Murcia; Año: 2014 vol. 30 p. 329 - 329
Executive functions (EF) have been defined as a series of higher-order cognitive processes which allow the control of thought, behaviorand affection according to the achievement of a goal. Such processes present a lengthy postnatal development which matures completely by the endof adolescence. In this article we make a review of some of the main models of EF development during childhood. The aim of this work is to describe the state of the art related to the topic, identifying the main theoretical difficulties and methodological limitations associated with the differentproposed paradigms. Finally, some suggestions are given to cope with suchdifficulties, emphasizing that the development of an ontology of EF couldbe a viable alternative to counter them. We believe that future researchesshould guide their efforts toward the development of that ontology.