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a loosely defined collection of brain processes that are responsible for planning, cognitive flexibility, abstract thinking, rule acquisition, initiating appropriate actions and inhibiting inappropriate actions, and selecting relevant sensory information.
Executive/Cognitive Control
RPoldrack about five years ago.

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"Initial definition retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_functions"
NPicchetti (about six years ago)

Term History

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Definition contributed by BGregory about six years ago:a loosely defined collection of brain processes that are responsible for planning, cognitive flexibility, abstract thinking, rule acquisition, initiating appropriate actions and inhibiting inappropriate actions, and selecting relevant sensory information.

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Definition contributed by BGregory about seven years ago:a loosely defined collection of brain processes that are responsible for planning, cognitive flexibility, abstract thinking, rule acquisition, initiating appropriate actions and inhibiting inappropriate actions, and selecting relevant sensory information. (from Wikipedia)

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Definition contributed by SAdministrator about eight years ago:No definition submitted yet

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