Fifty Years of Prefrontal Cortex Research: Impact on Assessment

  title={Fifty Years of Prefrontal Cortex Research: Impact on Assessment},
  author={Paul W. Burgess and Donald T. Stuss},
  journal={Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society},
  pages={755 - 767}
  • P. Burgess, D. Stuss
  • Published 1 October 2017
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society
Abstract Our knowledge of the functions of the prefrontal cortex, often called executive, supervisory, or control, has been transformed over the past 50 years. After operationally defining terms for clarification, we review the impact of advances in functional, structural, and theoretical levels of understanding upon neuropsychological assessment practice as a means of identifying 11 principles/challenges relating to assessment of executive function. Three of these were already known 50 years… 
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