a set of cognitive skills used to control one’s thoughts and behavior, especially the skills needed to focus on and organize tasks.
- Also ex·ec·u·tive func·tion·ing [ig-zek-yuh-tiv fuhngk-shuh-ning] /ɪgˈzɛk yə tɪv ˈfʌŋk ʃə nɪŋ/ .
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How to use executive function in a sentence
Both meditation and exercise have been shown to improve executive functions such as planning, problem-solving, and self-control.
The second cognitive test, known as the Stroop test, assessed more complex elements of executive function, like the ability to override your instinctive response.How to Choose the Right Dose of Exercise for Your Brain | Alex Hutchinson | May 28, 2021 | Outside Online
Studies have linked autonomy with confidence and better executive function in children.I Was Constantly Arguing With My Child. Then I Learned the “TEAM” Method of Calmer Parenting | Michaeleen Doucleff | March 6, 2021 | Time
Previous studies have found an association between using multiple forms of media and poor executive function and goal-setting abilities.Heavy media multitasking might make you more forgetful | Kat Eschner | October 28, 2020 | Popular-Science
It’s among a set of mental skills known as executive function.
Thinking and cognition can be inhibited, with executive function demonstrating particularly notable challenges.Study Says Half of Jailed NYC Teens Have History of Brain Injury | Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad | April 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Scientists know now that being a brainiac is not so much about IQ but about executive function,” Golinkoff asserts.
Even experts argue over whether IQ, EQ, executive function, and/or academic achievement matters most.
On the remark by Mr King that "make" war might be understood to "conduct" it which was an executive function.