Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How exercise benefits people with Down's syndrome

Exercise is known to have many benefits when it comes to cognitive function—such as improving memory and concentration skills. Research shows this is true for people in many different age groups, and even in those with ...

Addiction

Reducing 'vivid imagery' that fuels addiction cravings

In 2021, 61.2 million Americans ages 12 and older used illicit drugs, and more than 106,000 died from drug-involved overuse. Florida ranks second to California, with 5,300 annual overdose deaths, outpacing the national average ...

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Executive functions

The executive system is a theorized cognitive system in psychology that controls and manages other cognitive processes. It is also referred to as the executive function, executive functions, supervisory attentional system, or cognitive control.

The concept is used by psychologists and neuroscientists to describe a loosely defined collection of brain processes which are responsible for planning, cognitive flexibility, abstract thinking, rule acquisition, initiating appropriate actions and inhibiting inappropriate actions, and selecting relevant sensory information.[citations needed]

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