executive control

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of executive control

psychology
: the ability to carry out goal-directed behavior using complex mental processes and cognitive abilities (such as working memory and impulse inhibition)
  • … the prefrontal cortex, which is known to be involved in a range of high-level, executive control processes …
  • —Alison Motluk
— compare executive function

First Known Use of executive control

1982


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