A developmental study of the feedback-related negativity from 10-17 years: Age and sex effects for reward versus non-reward

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  • We employed event-related potentials to examine the feedback-related negativity (FRN), during a non-learning reward versus non-reward task. We compared 10-12-year-old, 13-14-year-old, and 15-17-year-old youth (n = 91). Age effects included a larger FRN for younger age groups, regardless of feedback type, and a decrease in peak latency for feedback, across age groups as a linear trend. Males showed larger responses irrespective of feedback type and longer latency for rewarded feedback. Source modeling revealed reward/non-reward differences in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) and orbitofrontal cortex, most strongly in the subgenual ACC. Males showed more subgenual ACC activity for feedback overall. Copyright © 2013 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
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    Author List

  • Crowley MJ; Wu J; Hommer RE; South M; Molfese PJ; Fearon RMP; Mayes LC
  • Start Page

  • 595
  • End Page

  • 612
  • Volume

  • 38
  • Issue

  • 8