executive function

or ex·ec·u·tive func·tion·ing

[ ig-zek-yuh-tiv fuhngk-shuhn or ig-zek-yuh-tiv fuhngk-shuh-ning ]
/ ɪgˈzɛk yə tɪv ˈfʌŋk ʃən or ɪgˈzɛk yə tɪv ˈfʌŋk ʃə nɪŋ /

noun

a set of cognitive skills used to control one’s thoughts and behavior, especially the skills needed to focus on and organize tasks.

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