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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Executive functions

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NICE Guideline NG119 - Cerebral palsy in adults

Cognitive processes that are important for the control of behaviour. These include planning, organising and monitoring behaviours leading to goal attainment, inhibitory control, working memory and cognitive flexibility. As a result of injuries to the frontal lobes of the brain, these processes can be disrupted.

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