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Executive functions are regarded as higher-level cognitive abilities which enable us to carry out independent goal-directed behavior successfully. These functions include the ability to prioritize our selective attention, solve problems, and formulate proper decisions. These particular skills play a vital role in our day-to-day capability to inhibit undesirable actions while executing preferable ones.
Executive functions also control and manage our other cognitive processes including initiating appropriate action planning as well as abstract thinking and rule acquisition. These abilities are typically linked to the brain’s frontal cortex and guide additional complex actions such as monitoring our own judgments and impulses. Indeed, the frontal regions of the brain determine who we are, how we plan and carry out our plans, and how we generally organize our lives.
Effective executive function training is designed to improve one’s overall mental agility, foresight, ability to plan, maintain attention, and mental set shifting, meaning the ability to decide on a task - or “set” - carry it out for a period of time, and then move on to another task/set.
Impaired Executive Functions
In additional to playing a role in antisocial behavior, executive function deficits are linked to numerous psychiatric and developmental disorders, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, autism, and Tourette's syndrome.
Also, an individual with executive function deficits may excel when taking basic attention tests, like those requiring him or her to view a computer screen and act accordingly when certain shapes appear. However, these same individuals may have difficulty with tasks demanding divided or alternating attention, such as providing different responses depending on the stimuli presented.
Executive Function Subcategory
Feeling a decline in your ability to quickly decide which action to carry out in a number of situations? Or that it’s becoming more difficult for you to focus and react most effectively?
Response selection is your critical ability to choose the correct responses in confusing situations. Our response selection games are designed to train your ability to focus on only relevant tasks and responses, thereby enabling you to execute tasks both rapidly and more efficiently.
Everyday life requires frequent shifts between cognitive tasks. Task switching refers to the ability of moving from one rule-set to another rule-set corresponding to an external cue and allowing us to adapt to changing circumstances. Detecting when and how situations modify helps us develop a respond to the spontaneity of our daily life.
Task Switching training helps keeping the brain stimulated and develops the ability to respond faster and more accurately amid alternating situations.