The Elusive Nature of Executive Functions: A Review of our Current Understanding

  title={The Elusive Nature of Executive Functions: A Review of our Current Understanding},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Beatriz Jurado and M{\'o}nica Rosselli},
  journal={Neuropsychology Review},
Executive functions include abilities of goal formation, planning, carrying out goal-directed plans, and effective performance. This article aims at reviewing some of the current knowledge surrounding executive functioning and presenting the contrasting views regarding this concept. The neural substrates of the executive system are examined as well as the evolution of executive functioning, from development to decline. There is clear evidence of the vulnerability of executive functions to the… 

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