Sunday, April 23, 2006

Children More Sensitive To Negative Feedback

Click on the title for the link. from Eide Neurolearning Blog -- which looks like it is going to be a great resource for me and my own cross-section of 9. More than a hat tip -- almost a levitation of the mortarboard!-- to Amy of Among Women

In high or low risk testing situations (here, a modified gambling task in which 9-12 year olds made predictions about which piece of cake to choose), kids seem to have stronger aversive responses than college students (in the their orbitofrontal cortices) after they found out about their mistakes.
Seems to fit in with my home life experience with my young ones!

2 comments:

Amy said...

I'm really loving that blog -- so many interesting posts!

(liftin' my mortarboard right back at ya, lol)

Alice said...

This certainly makes a lot of sense.