Inhibitory control in young adolescents: the role of sex, intelligence, and temperament

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  • Murat Yücel
  • Alex Fornito
  • George Youssef
  • Dominic Dwyer
  • Sarah Whittle
  • Dan I Lubman
  • Julian Simmons
  • Christos Pantelis
  • Nicholas B Allen

Colleges, School and Institutes


Inhibitory control is associated with temperament and intelligence, which together form an essential component of the ability to adaptively regulate behavior. Impairments in inhibitory control have been linked with a host of common and debilitating conditions, often in a sex-dependent manner. However, sex differences in inhibitory control are often not expressed experimentally during task performance. Here, we sought to examine how sex, temperament, and intelligence are related to different aspects of inhibitory control.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-56
Number of pages10
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012