Carl W. Bazil, M.D., Ph.D. The Neurological Institute 710 West 168th Street New York, NY 10032 (212)305-1742 FAX (212)305-1450 e-mail cwb11@columbia.edu For: Current Opinion in Neurology Editor: William Theodore, M.D....
Language is a broad term that is used to describe our system of communicating with each other by symbols. This system has specific rules that govern the ways we use sounds, letters, and words to express ourselves. Language is a unique capability...
Many executive functions are difficult to measure in any precise fashion. Neuropsychologists have developed a range of tests to help them observe many of these abilities in a structured and objective manner. With functions as complex as these,...
The term executive functions describes a range of abilities. A typical list of these includes initiation, sustained attention, planning, organization, set-shifting, conceptual functioning, awareness, and insight. Let's review the behavior relevant...
Deficits in executive functions can be very difficult to treat. Some people who are overly susceptible to distraction can be helped to focus by using a mild psychostimulant such as Ritalin. It remains unclear how this kind of medication affects...

Pages