Dysexecutive Syndrome

Dysexecutive Syndrome

The term executive function encompasses a range of cognitive processes including sustained attention, fluency and flexibility of thought, problem solving skills, planning and regulation of adaptive and goal-directed behavior. Some authors prefer to use these individual terms, rather than "lump" them together as executive function. Deficits in these various functions, the dysexecutive syndrome, are typically seen with lateral prefrontal cortex lesions.



Knight RT, D’Esposito M. Lateral prefrontal syndrome: a disorder of executive control. In: D’Esposito M (ed.). Neurological foundations of cognitive neuroscience. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003: 259-279


Cross References

Attention; Frontal lobe syndromes