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Theoretical 'top-down' cognitive system responsible for the management of executive functions including planning, working memory, attention, problem solving, reasoning, inhibition, multi-tasking, and the initiation and monitoring of actions.

Definition contributed by Anonymous

Asserted relationships to other concepts

central executive
is a kind of

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central executive
is a part of

  • working memory
  • are a kind of
    central executive

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    are a part of
    central executive

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    Tasks that are asserted to measure central executive

    Task Contrast Measure

    dual-task paradigm
    • dual minus control


    The central executive: a concept and some misconceptions.
    Baddeley A
    (J Int Neuropsychol Soc)
    1998 Sep