Resource Picture: What is Executive Function?

What is Executive Function?

The team at the online collaborative Understood examines three aspects of executive function a; working memory, cognitive flexibility, and inhibitory control and the skills they affect.



Working memory, cognitive flexibility, and inhibitory control are examined in this short article by the team at Understood, reviewed by Philip David Zelazo, Ph.d.  The article relates these elements of executive function to basic skills students need to succeed, and highlights more specialized skills related to executive function.  

To learn about three components of executive function.

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October 29, 2018
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