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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However, for ease of interpretation, we reverse coded the current results so that a high score indicates a positive rating of executive function.
It is thought that OCD is related to a dysfunction in prefrontal cortex and subcortical brain circuits and that this dysfunction impairs an executive function characteristic, the ability of set-shifting (6).
Tests of executive function were done after the sessions.
Executive function and working memory, which control and regulate behaviors and actions, and include the ability to temporarily store, translate, and apply information--are most susceptible to cancer and its treatments, researchers say.
This study proposes that students with learning disorders may have executive function deficits that will be revealed in the school and family environment.
The idea here is that deficits in executive function --things like planning, organization, and inhibition --these are known in an extensive literature to be really strongly associated with ADHD, and executive function deficits link well with hoarding disorder as well," Dr.
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However, the new study suggests that living a healthier lifestyle could also increase executive function, which is the ability to exert self-control.
Age Related Changes in the Executive Function of Colombian Children *
This would make sense because executive functioning is highly modifiable, unlike IQ, particularly in childhood, (20) and executive function is shown to have a positive correlation with IQ.
The problem, it turned out, was not lack of intelligence, interest, or motivation but weak executive function, that is, the ability to plan, organize, manage time, initiate action, and achieve goals, a skill set that often does not develop in the human brain until the late teens and mid-twenties.

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