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Nutrition and cognition: assessing cognitive abilities in children and young people

Oates, J. and Isaacs, E. (2008). Nutrition and cognition: assessing cognitive abilities in children and young people. European Journal of Nutrition, 47(s3) pp. 4–24.

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Abstract

Although studying the effects of diet on cognitive function in children is of great interest to nutritionists, many have not received the formal training in the principles and practice of assessment necessary to properly evaluate research studies or to design and conduct research themselves. This paper is aimed at such an audience and assumes little prior knowledge of the field. A short description of neural development in childhood is followed by a discussion of important principles of assessment. A level of assessment approach is used to present a selection of widely used cognitive tests organized by cognitive domain and age group. Practical information about the tests is presented in tabular form and a list of useful websites is included.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2008 Springer
ISSN: 1436-6207
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetInternational Life Sciences Institute Europe Nutrition and Mental Performance Task Force
Keywords: cognition; children; psychological assessment; nutrition;
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Childhood, Development and Learning
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 11813
Depositing User: John Oates
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2008 06:43
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 05:22
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/11813
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