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Table 1 Age-related changes in peak amplitude and peak latency of different ERP components in different studies

From: Electrophysiological correlates of selective attention: A lifespan comparison

Study N1 P2 N2 P3 N3
  Peak amplitude
[38] n.s.   n.s. n.s. -
[43]     8–13 yrs. ↓ 8–13 yrs. ↓
[39] 7–20 yrs. n.s. 7–20 yrs. n.s. 7–20 yrs. n.s. 7–20 yrs. ↓ -
[8] 8–17 yrs. ↓ 8–17 yrs. ↑ 8–17 yrs. ↓ 8–17 yrs. ↑ -
[37] 5–19 yrs. ↑ 5–19 yrs. ↑ 5–19 yrs. ↓ 5–19 yrs. ↑ -
[13] 6–15 yrs. n.s. 15–76 yrs. ↓ 6–15 yrs. n.s. 15–76 yrs. ↓ 6–15 yrs. n.s. 15–76 yrs. ↓ 6–15 yrs. n.s. 15–76 yrs. ↓ -
[10] 20–89 yrs. ↑ 20–60 yrs. ↑, 60–89 yrs. ↓ 20–89 yrs. ↓ only fronto- central 20–89 yrs. ↓ -
[78] 22.5 vs. 78.6 yrs. n.s. 22.5 vs. 78.6 yrs. ↑   22.5 vs. 78.6 yrs. n.s. 22.5 vs. 78.6 yrs. ↓
[11] 18–90 yrs. ↑ 18–90 yrs. ↑ 18–90 yrs. n.s. 18–90 yrs. ↓ 18–90 yrs. ↓
[14] 20–79 yrs. n.s. 20–79 yrs. n.s. 20–79 yrs. n.s. 20–79 yrs. ↓ 0.18 mV/year 20–79 yrs. ↓ 0.05 mV/year
[79] 20.3 vs. 66.6 yrs. n.s. 20.3 vs. 66.6 yrs. ↑ 20.3 vs. 66.6 yrs. ↓ 20.3 vs. 66.6 yrs. ↓  
[42]     21–34 yrs. ↓ 35–64 yrs. ↑ 65–94 yrs. ↓  
  Peak Latency
[38] 4–16/17 yrs. ↓, thereafter adult level   4–16/17 yrs. ↓, thereafter adult level 4–16/17 yrs. ↓, thereafter adult level -
[43]     8–13 yrs. n.s. -
[39] 7–20 yrs. n.s. 7–20 yrs. n.s. 7–20 yrs. n.s. 7–20 yrs. ↓ -
[8] 8–17 yrs. ↓ 8–17 yrs. n.s. 8–17 yrs. ↓ 8–17 yrs ↓ -
[37] 5–19 yrs. ↓ 5–19 yrs. ↓ 5–19 yrs. ↓ 5–19 yrs. ↓ -
[13] 6–76 yrs. ↑ 15–76 yrs. ↑ 0.7 ms/year 6–15 yrs. ↓ 12.3 ms/year 16–76 yrs. ↑ 0.8 ms/year 6–15 yrs. ↓ 18.4 ms/year 16–76 yrs. ↑ 1,8 ms/year -
[10] 20–89 yrs. ↑ only posterior 20–60 yrs. ↑ only anterior 20–89 yrs. ↑ Up to 60 yrs. ↑ -
[78] 22.5 vs. 78.6 yrs. n.s. 22.5 vs. 78.6 yrs. ↑   22.5 vs. 78.6 yrs. ↑ -
[11] 18–90 yrs. n.s. 18–90 yrs. n.s. 18–90 yrs. ↑ 18–90 yrs. ↑ -
[14] 20–79 yrs. n.s. 20–79 yrs. ↑ 0.25 ms/year 20–79 yrs. ↑ 0.65 ms/year 20–79 yrs. ↑ 1.36 ms/year 20–79 yrs. ↑ 0.89 ms/year
[79] 20.3 vs. 66.6 yrs. n.s. 20.3 vs. 66.6 yrs. n.s. 20.3 vs. 66.6 yrs. ↑ 20.3 vs. 66.6 yrs. ↑  
[42]     21–94 yrs. ↑  
  1. ↑ = Increase, ↓ = Decrease, n.s. = no significant changes with age