executive control

noun

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

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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