Rehabilitation of executive function: facilitation of effective goal management on complex tasks using periodic auditory alerts

  title={Rehabilitation of executive function: facilitation of effective goal management on complex tasks using periodic auditory alerts},
  author={Tom Manly and Kari Hawkins and Jon Evans and Karina Woldt and Ian H. Robertson},
The 'dysexecutive syndrome' represents a major challenge to functional recovery and adaptation following brain injury--and an important target for rehabilitation. Previous reports of everyday difficulties, and performance on complex, life-like tasks, indicate that an adequately represented goal may become neglected as patients become overly engaged in current activity. Here we examine whether the provision of brief auditory stimuli, acting to interrupt current activity and to cue patients to… Expand
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