article and books on exective function

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Wishing, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. Wishing

    Wishing New Member

    I was doing some reading and then noticed this researcher and lecturer in Neuroscience has done extensive work-Elkohonon Goldberg
    wrote books
    The Wisdom Parodox:How Your Mind can Grow stronger asYou Grow Older

    The Executive Brain:Frontal Lobes and the Civilized Mind

    Organization of the Brain

  2. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

  3. Wishing

    Wishing New Member

    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)