Executive functions and the frontal lobes: a conceptual view

  title={Executive functions and the frontal lobes: a conceptual view},
  author={D. Stuss and M. Alexander},
  journal={Psychological Research},
Abstract Several problems in understanding executive functions and their relationships to the frontal lobes are discussed. Data are then presented from several of our studies to support the following statements: (1) the examination of patients with focal frontal lobe lesions is a necessary first step in defining the relation of executive functions to the frontal lobes; (2) there is no unitary executive function. Rather, distinct processes related to the frontal lobes can be differentiated which… Expand
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