Executive Functions

Posted by on Feb 3, 2013 in Cover, Editorial, Health, Project, Science



For the upcoming issue of The Journal for the Norwegian Medical Association about the health consequences that are associated after someone experienced a stroke. “Executive functions” — cognitive processes that regulate and control many of the higher cognitive functions such as attention, planning , problem solving, short-term memory, reasoning and initiation of actions – are greatly affected. The most important anatomical areas in the brain for these types of functions are the frontal lobes, where many of the higher cognitive functions reside. After a stroke, these structures may be damaged to the extent that executive functions no longer function normally. Client: The Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association. Art Director: Emma Dalby