Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
Lab of Adele Diamond
Ling, D.S., Wong, C., & Diamond, A. (submitted). Double dissociation: Integrating color and shape aids conditional discrimination even though separating them aids card sorting. Developmental Psychology.
Diamond, A., & Ling, D. S. (2018). Aerobic-exercise and resistance-training interventions have been among the least effective ways to improve executive functions of any method tried thus far. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. [Epub 14 June 2018 ahead of print] doi.org/10.1016/j.dcn.2018.05.001
- The article was chosen as a “must-read” for anyone interested in the association between chronic physical activity engagement and cognitive control:
Eliakim, A., Falk, B., Armstrong, N., Baptista, F., Behm, D. G., Dror, N., ... & Nemet, D. (2019). Expert’s Choice: 2018’s Most Exciting Research in the Field of Pediatric Exercise Science. Pediatric Exercise Science, 31, 1-27. doi.org/10.1123/pes.2019-0010
Ling, D., Tibbetts, G., & Scharfe, E. (2017). Once upon a time: Lessons learned from the benefits of Parent-Child Mother Goose. Child Welfare, 95, 9-31 (pdf)
Diamond, A., & Ling, D. S. (2016). Conclusions about interventions, programs, and approaches for improving executive functions that appear justified and those that, despite much hype, do not. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 18, 34-48. doi:10.1016/j.dcn.2015.11.005 NIHMS:743147 (abstract) (pdf)
Ling, D. S., Wong, C. D., Diamond, A. (2016). Do children need reminders on the Day-Night task, or simply some way to prevent them from responding too quickly? Cognitive Development, 37, 67-72 doi:10.1016/j.cogdev.2015.10.003 PMID:4776648 NIHMS:736453 (abstract) (pdf)
Im-Bolter, N., Johnson, J., Ling, D., & Pascual-Leone, J. (2015). Inhibition: Mental control process or mental resource? Journal of Cognition and Development, 16, 666-681. doi:10.1080/15248372.2014.930743 (pdf)
Im-Bolter, N., Zadeh, Z. Y., & Ling, D. (2013). Parenting beliefs and academic achievement: The mediating role of language. Early Child Development and Care, 183, 1811-1826. doi:10.1080/03004430.2012.755964 (pdf)
Diamond, A. & Ling, D.S. (in press). Fundamental questions surrounding efforts to improve executive functions (including working memory). In M. Bunting, J. Novick, M. Dougherty & R. W. Engle (Eds.), An integrative approach to cognitive and working memory training: Perspectives from psychology, neuroscience, and human development. New York, NY: Oxford University Press..
Ling, D.S., Kelly, M., & Diamond, A. (2016). Human-animal interaction and the development of executive functions. In L.S. Freund, S. McCune, L. Esposito, N.R. Gee, & P. McCardle (Eds.), Social Neuroscience of Human-Animal Interaction, (pp. 51-72). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/14856-004 (pdf)
Ling, D. S., Balce, K., Weiss, M., Murray, C., & Diamond, A. (to be presented June 23-27, 2019). Effects of low-dose versus normal-dose psychostimulants on executive functions in children with attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder. Poster accepted for presentation at the International Behavioural Neuroscience Society, Cairns, Australia.
Ling, D. S., Mitchell, J. R., & Diamond, A. (to be presented June 23-27, 2019). ‘Tis a mystery: People who are more physically fit have better executive functions, but most physical activity interventions have failed to produce benefits to executive functions. Poster submitted to the International Behavioural Neuroscience Society, Cairns, Australia.
Ling, D. S., Mitchell, J. R., & Diamond, A. (to be presented May 23-26, 2019). Is a positive human relationship key to whether a program or intervention improves executive functions? Poster submitted to the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Annual Convention, Washington, DC.
Abdelazim, S.*, Dhindsa, S.*, Ma, Y. T.*, & Ling, D. S. (March 30, 2016). A prospective longitudinal study on the impact of cognitive flexibility on crime rates, income, health, and higher education. Poster presented at the UBC Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference.
Li, J.*, & Ling, D.S. (March 21, 2015). The effect of short-term musical training on the executive functions of children from 6 to 8 years old. Poster presented at the UBC Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference.
Ling, D.S., Wong, C., & Diamond, A. (Oct. 18, 2013). Double dissociation: Integrating color/ shape aids conditional discrimination but separating them aids card sorting in 3-year-olds. Poster presented at the Cognitive Development Society Meeting, Memphis, TN. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1748.2726 (pdf)
Ling, D.S., Wong, C., & Diamond, A. (May 17, 2013). Young children benefit from more time when performing the Day-Night task. Paper presented at the Northwest Cognition and Memory Conference, Surrey, BC.
Ling, D.S., Wong, C. & Diamond, A. (May 17, 2013). Double dissociation: Integrating color/shape aids conditional discrimination but separating them aids card sorting in 3½-yr-olds. Paper presented at the Northwest Cognition and Memory Conference, Surrey, BC.
Ling, D.S., Wong, C., & Diamond, A. (April 19, 2013). Young children benefit from extra time when performing tasks requiring inhibitory control. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2534.7042 (pdf)
Ling, D.S., & Scharfe, E. (June 4, 2011). Once Upon a Time: Using Songs and Stories to Change Mothers’ Perceptions of their Children’s Security. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association’s Annual Convention, Toronto, ON.
Ling, D.S. (Summer, 2012). Brain Development and Learning Conference: Closing the research practice gap. Psynopsis, 34(3), 22-23.
Ling, D.S. (Fall, 2011). Preparing for life after your bachelor’s degree. Psynopsis (Student News), 33(4), 45.
Ling, D.S. (1 September 2013). Being smart is not good enough, The Star, Education.
Ling, D.S. (6 February 2011). Reaching out to children through puppetry, The Star, Focus.
Ling, D.S. (23 January 2011). Ankle, point, The Star, Focus.
Ling, D.S. (3 October 2010). Figuring out Freud, The Star, Focus.
Diamond, A. and Ling, D.S. were featured in the article (24 June 2016) “Think twice before you…” in Research Features magazine published by Research Publishing International.
Yuen, M. K. (2013). Global Malaysians: Daphne Ling. The Star, 31 August, 2013.
#MyCareer: How Ontario university career services prepare students for the future (Oct 2012). Council of Ontario Universities Report.
Khaw, C. H. (Oct, 2007). Daphne Ling: Blogging on Causes and Believes. SURF! Magazine.
Radio: The Power of Blogging (re. raising funds for Siti Aisya) with Izmir Bahawi. Polyfonix, Melbourne, Australia. 19 May, 2007, 10:30pm MYT. Polyfonix Youth program on 92.3FM 3ZZZ
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) Innovation and Translational Research Award: “Effects of Low-dose versus Normal-dose Psychostimulants on Executive Functions in Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder”
Co-investigator: Daphne Ling
PI: Adele Diamond
Other co-investigators: Margaret Weiss, & Candice Murray
Project period: 07/01/2016 – 06/30/2018 Total direct costs: $49,993 CAN
To study whether the stimulant dose for controlling hyperactivity in patients with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is too high for aiding cognition. Most ADHD patients on stimulants are taking a dose targeting behavioural dysregulation (parents base feedback to doctors on the child’s behaviour; no one uses cognitive tests to determine dose). We’ll test the prediction that ADHD patients will perform better on attention, working memory, reading & math, when on half their dose.
This page last updated 22 Feb. 2019.