publication . Article . 2012

Sex differences in the visuospatial sketchpad in scholar children

Miguel Ángel Hernández Balderas; Gloria Rangel Félix; Juan Carlos Zavala González; Helena Romero Romero; Juan Silva Pereyra; Irma Yolanda Del Río Portilla; María de Lourdes Luviano Vargas; Anaid Juanita Vera Romero; Vicente Guerrero; Jorge Bernal Hernández;
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  • Published: 21 Oct 2012
  • Publisher: Asociación Mexicana de Comportamiento y Salud, A.C.
Abstract
This paper studies sex differences in working memory related to the visuospatial sketchpad and its interaction with the central executive through performance of a dual task with different levels of difficulty. Fourteen boys and 14 girls between 9 and 10 years old performed a memory task (primary task) with 4 levels of difficulty corresponding to 4 memory load levels, and a Go/No-go task as a visuospatial stimuli processing task (secondary task). The results demonstrated that the increase in the difficulty level in the primary task makes subjects have fewer correct responses in the secondary task; however, this only affected males significantly. These results mig...
Subjects
free text keywords: Sex differences in children, visuospatial sketchpad, Diferencias sexuales en niños, agenda viso-espacial, Developmental psychology, Baddeley's model of working memory, Ecology, Biology
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