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A 'top-down' function that manages and controls cognitive processes, allowing goal-directed behavior.
Executive/Cognitive Control
MSharman about three years ago.

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Tasks that are asserted to measure executive function

TaskContrast Measure

Conners 3rd Edition
  • executive functioning
(details) 

WAIS digit span
  • number in correct order
(details) 
  • number correct backward
(details) 

NIH Toolbox Dimensional Change Card Sort Test
    (details) 

    Porteus maze test
    • mental age (difficulty) of maze
    (details) 

    Wisconsin card sorting test
    • Total number of categories acheived
    (details) 

    WISC-R Mazes
    • participant score minus average score
    (details) 

    Trail Making Test A and B
    • ANOVA of time by age group
    (details) 

    Eriksen flanker task
    • incongruent response time minus congruent response time
    (details) 

    divided auditory attention
    • response time and accuracy
    (details) 

    behavioral rating inventory of executive function
    • Negativity Scale
    (details) 
    • Inconsistency Scale
    (details) 

    digit span task
    • backward
    (details) 

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    Term History

    REVISION 3

    Definition contributed by MSharman about three years ago:A 'top-down' function that manages and controls other cognitive processes, allowing goal-directed behavior.

    REVISION 2

    Definition contributed by RPoldrack about five years ago:A top-down system that manages and controls other cognitive processes, allowing goal-directed behavior.

    REVISION 1

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

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