<p>Click to hear an introduction to the term 'executive functioning'</p>

Click to hear an introduction to the term 'executive functioning'

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Key Fact

Executive functions help us control and regulate our behaviour

Cognitive Characteristics


Current research is exploring cognitive characteristics in Cornelia de Lange syndrome.  Cognitive characteristics refer to brain based processes.

In the short film at the top of this page Dr Vicky Johnson introduces the term 'executive functions'.  These are brain based processes that control and regulate our behaviour.

In the follow-up film below you can hear about research that is exploring executive functions in three genetic syndromes, including Cornelia de Lange syndrome.

 

 

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