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Christopher Brydges

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Start date

Feb 2010

Submission date

Aug 2013


Christopher Brydges


A structural analysis of executive functions and intelligence: A developmental perspective


This thesis aims to explore the relationship between executive functions and intelligence and how this may change with development. A specific hypothesis will guide this analysis, namely, that the differentiation of abilities found for developing intelligence will be mirrored in the increased diversity of executive functions and the increased associations of these executive functions with fluid intelligence.

Why my research is important

The proposed study is pertinent because the brain is not fully developed in children, so studying children at different ages allows insight into the underlying nature and development of executive functions and intelligence, and how associations between each change during childhood development.


  • Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship


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