In addition to some older work considering executive function
rather indirectly (for a summary, see Warren, 1994), there are a few recent studies that have investigated specific domains of executive function
such as attentional control or domains that are closely linked to executive function
such as self-regulatory learning among visually impaired individuals.
Development in the First Years of Fife
To assess executive function
, researchers chose preschool-friendly activities that measured each child's ability to follow directions, pay attention and take actions contrary to impulse.
, but not other cognitive measures, improved significantly in the aerobic exercise group.
(2016), found that adolescents who had higher repots of media multitasking in daily life had poorer performance on state-wide standardized achievement tests of math and English and showed a poorer performance on behavioural measures of executive function
(working memory capacity) in a performance based task.
Cool and hot executive function
discrimination has been provided important implications.
This kit consists of an evidence-based curriculum of 21 lessons to help improve cognitive flexibility, problem solving, organization, and goal-directed behavior in students ages eight to 11 who have problems with executive function
. The kit includes a manual with guidance for each lesson, three classroom posters, two game boards, and 50 printables (available online).
Exercise has been shown to improve intellectual health, including executive function
The cyclists performed a "trail-making" executive function
test--quickly and accurately connecting numbered dots using paper and pencil--before and after the event.
And that's why some executives are turning to neurofeedback sessions--a kind of biofeedback for the brain--to improve their mind's executive function
Schizophrenia (SZ), one of the most serious mental disorders, usually causes many aspects of cognitive dysfunction, including memory, attention, and executive function
Tests of executive function
were done after the sessions.
test: These neuropsychological tests selected for assessing participants' executive functions
were conducted by the researcher who had received training in this field from a consultant psychologist prior to the implementation.
The procedure was to apply the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function
(BRIEF) questionnaire (12).