Angela Conejero

Angela Conejero
University of Granada | UGR · Department of Developmental Psychology

PhD in Psychology

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Introduction
I really feel passionate about cognitive development especially in early years. My work focuses on exploring individual differences in cognitive and electrophysiological markers of executive attention in early years. The diversity of the research methods used includes the acquisition and analyses of behavioural, eyetracking and electrophysiological data.
Additional affiliations
February 2020 - present
University of Granada
Position
  • Lecturer
May 2019 - March 2020
University Isabel I
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Master Degree in Neurosciencies and Education
April 2019 - March 2020
University of Granada
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Psychophysiological markers of infant emotions processing
Education
January 2012 - December 2016
University of Granada
Field of study
  • Psychology. Developmental Neuroscience. Infants and Toddlers Attention Control.

Publications

Publications (23)
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Endogenous visual attention orienting is early available from infancy. It shows a steady development during the preschool period towards monitoring and managing executive attention to optimize the interplay between environmental contingencies and internal goals. The current study aims at understanding this transition from basic forms of endogenous...
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Brain function rapidly changes in the first two years of life. In the las decades, resting-state EEG has been widely used to explore those changes. Previous studies have focused on the relative power of the signal in canonical frequency bands (i.e., theta, alpha, beta, gamma). However, EEG power is a mixture of a 1/f-like background power (aperiodi...
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Inhibitory Control (IC) is the ability to prevent prepotent responses when inappropriate. Longitudinal research on IC development has mainly focused on early childhood and adolescence, while research on IC development in the first years of life is still scarce. In order to address this gap in literature, we explored the association between executiv...
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La atención experimenta un marcado desarrollo desde el momento del nacimiento. Al principio, los bebés exploran el mundo atendiendo a los eventos según lo llamativos que sean. Si ocurre algo saliente lo miran, olvidando a qué estaban prestando atención. En los primeros meses, además de este control externo, empezarán a cambiar su foco atencional vo...
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Recent research on infant’s learning has demonstrated that as early as at 11 months of age babies have a general implicit knowledge about the physical laws that rule the world (Stahl & Feigenson, 2015): they tend to look longer to objects that seem to violate gravity or solidity principles, interacting with these objects in a specific way for testi...
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According to the dual mechanism of cognitive control theory, executive processes can be proactive when there is effort to monitor the context and control is implemented from before an imperative event occur, or reactive if control processes only take place after the appearance of the imperative event. During childhood, the coordination of both type...
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Neural Circuit and Cognitive Development, Second Edition, the latest release in the Comprehensive Developmental Neuroscience series, provides a much-needed update to underscore the latest research in this rapidly evolving field, with new section editors discussing the technological advances that are enabling the pursuit of new research on brain dev...
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Individual differences in temperament (constitutional behavioural tendencies relative to reactive patterns in response to stimulation and regulation) could be observed from the first months of life 1. Executive control skills (i.e. attention control) is proposed to be on the basis of temperament development: better executive control is related to l...
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Individual differences in temperament (constitutional behavioural tendencies relative to reactive patterns in response to stimulation and regulation) could be observed from the first months of life 1. Executive control skills (i.e. attention control) is proposed to be on the basis of temperament development: better executive control is related to l...
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The development of attention serves the child with mechanisms that allow an increased voluntary control of behavior and is tightly linked to self-regulation. Different facets of attention show major developmental changes during the first years of life, followed by a protracted developmental period in childhood and beyond. Evidence from cognitive ne...
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Interventions including social scaffolding and metacognitive strategies have been used in educational settings to promote cognition. In addition, increasing evidence shows that computerized process‐based training enhances cognitive skills. However, no prior studies have examined the effect of combining these two training strategies. The goal of thi...
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Attention regulation refers to the ability to control attention according to goals and intentions. Disengagement of attention is one of the first mechanisms of attention regulation that emerges in infancy, involving attention control and flexibility. Disengaging attention from emotional stimuli (such as threat-related cues) is of particular interes...
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Executive attention (EA) encompasses a variety of attention mechanisms implicated in the control of thoughts and behavior. The emergence of EA skills depends on the maturation of frontal brain structures. Evidence in the past years has shown that frontal brain structures related to EA are already functional in the first months of life and first sig...
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Error detection is one of the functions of the executive attention network, a brain system involved in executive control that includes the anterior cingulate cortex and other prefrontal regions. Despite the key role of this function in a wide range of life outcomes, very limited research has examined the early development of the network and whether...

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To better understand individual differences in the development of executive attention skills in the first years of life from a longitudinal perspective. We observe the contribution of environmental factors such as SES or parenting and how this individual differences in executive attention also relates to temperament factors.
Archived project
This study aims to investigate the early development of executive attention in the first three years of life from a longitudinal perspective. We further explore the influence of environmental factors and temperament.