article and books on exective function


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Here is another summary that I think is a bit more understandable than the one above

the Executive Brain:Frontal Lobes and the Civilized Mind by Elkhonon Goldberg Reviewed by Neil Greenberg

some excerpts

"acute stress can effectively take the prefrontalcortex"off-line"allowing the organism to default to more conservative phylogenetically older mechanisms that evoke instinctive or highly automatized action patterns(18)"

"Could there be a dysfunction of that key modulator of frontal lobe function,the mesocortical dopamine system?This system which originates in the ventral-tegmental area of the brain stem can be selectively activated by stress(21)