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Approche comportementale de l'attention: Aspects developpementaux chez les enfants d'age prescolaire.

Some experimental situations are analyzed in order to reach executive attention in preschool children. The challenge is to minimize cognitive processes independent of attention and to optimize parameters which regulate attention (duration of the task, discriminability of stimuli, etc.). to enable maximal attentional performances. Two tasks are described (continuous performance, copy and reproduction from memory of a complex geometrical figure), concerning performance and visual exploration. Results show that as young as 3 years young children can focus their attention during several minutes. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)