executive function


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executive function

n.
The cognitive process that encompasses an individual's ability to organize thoughts and activities, prioritize tasks, manage time efficiently, and make decisions.
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Researchers believe executive function capabilities vary widely.
Studies of Tools of the Mind, while not experimental in nature, suggest effectiveness on measures of literacy ability and executive function.
Further study is needed to reveal whether a connection exists between mild early deficits in speed and executive function and later signs of a progressive cognitive impairment.
Women with higher levels of DHEAS performed better than women with lower levels on a test of executive function (general cognitive ability).
We sought to determine whether impaired executive function as detected by a battery of simple bedside cognitive tests of executive function was associated with inadequate glycaemic control.
Seguin and colleagues' paper reported on a follow-up of a group of 177 boys in the USA, from six to 12 years of age, and noted that tests of executive function had a strong association with aggressive behaviour, even when social factors were controlled for.
However, planning decisions are not an executive function under the Local Government Act 2000 and cannot therefore be lawfully exercised by an elected mayor.
However, planning decisions are not an executive function under the Local Government Act 2000 and could not therefore be lawfully exercised by an elected mayor.
In this book, leading scholars address difficult questions concerning intentionality as it is manifested in a wide variety of contexts, including: imitation in infancy, early understanding of mental states, reasoning in nonhuman primates, executive function, language acquisition, and narrative understanding.
The medical executive function should be streamlined.
The trial evaluated human efficacy for Neurocentria's MMFS-01, an oral compound designed to increase synaptic density in brain regions critical for executive function and memory, including the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus.
Ed], which assesses performance in five key areas of brain function - working memory, episodic memory, attention, executive function and psychomotor speed.

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