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What are executive functions? Neurologists and neuropsychologists use the term "executive functions" to describe a set of complex behaviors that are necessary for a person to attain goals and adapt to changing environmental demands. These functions...
Like all forms of behavior, executive functions result from the activity of the entire brain, but these abilities have been linked more specifically to the functions of the frontal lobes. Years of brain research have shown that the most severe and...
There are many ways to make the most out of your abilities. Here are some things you can do when your memory is less than perfect: Plan to remember. By saying to yourself, "I am going to remember this," you are less likely to forget....
What should you do if you think you have a problem with memory related to epilepsy? The first thing is to have a frank discussion with your doctor, expressing your concerns about memory. Having treated you and your particular type of epilepsy, your...
What causes memory problems in people with epilepsy? The answer is not so simple. Most experts agree that a number of factors, in combination, are the likely cause. Psychologists Bruce P. Hermann and Steven Whitman have outlined a scheme to explain...

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