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Table 1 Children and adults RT (in ms) and percentage of errors in the flanker task

From: Development of the time course for processing conflict: an event-related potentials study with 4 year olds and adults

  RT % Errors
  Overall C I Conflict Overall C I Conflict
Adults 431 (86) 415 (83) 445 (85) 30** (20) 1.4 (1.9) 0.2 (0.65) 2.6 (0.65) 2.3* (3.9)
Children (n = 22) 1614 (489) 1490 (476) 1913 (916) 424* (773) 16.7 (13.6) 10.6 (12.4) 22.87 (21.9) 12.98* (22.9)
Children (n = 14) a 1385 (349) 1292 (327) 1525 (563) 233 # (436) 10.4 (8.2) 8.4 (8.9) 12.38 (8.7) 3.95* (6.16)
  1. SDs are shown in brackets. Conflict is measured by subtracting congruent (C) from incongruent (I) data. Significance of the conflict effects (using t-tests): ** p < .001; * p < .05; # p < .07. a Children with a minimum of 12 clean ERP segments