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Executive Functions Model Part 3 – Ruination

On his web page, Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is described as an internationally recognized authority on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults. Dr. Barkley has specialized in ADHD for more than 30 years and is currently a … Continue reading

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Executive Functions Model Part 2 – Development

In the Part 1, we looked at the origins of the executive functions as a concept. We saw how the idea was born from the desire to investigate and understand the differences between a person’s behavior before they had suffered … Continue reading

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Executive Functions Model Part 1 – Beginnings

Executive Functions of the Frontal Lobes: A New Perspective on an Old Story On September 13, 1848, an apparently responsible, capable, and virile 25-year-old foreman of a railroad construction crew, named Phineas Gage, accidentally dropped a 131/4-pound iron tamping rod … Continue reading

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