Executive Functions in Health and Disease - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128036761, 9780128037058

Executive Functions in Health and Disease

1st Edition

Editors: Elkhonon Goldberg
eBook ISBN: 9780128037058
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128036761
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th June 2017
Page Count: 612
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Executive Functions in Health and Disease provides a comprehensive review of both healthy and disordered executive function. It discusses what executive functions are, what parts of the brain are involved, what happens when they go awry in cases of dementia, ADHD, psychiatric disorders, traumatic injury, developmental disorders, cutting edge methods for studying executive functions and therapies for treating executive function disorders. It will appeal to neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, neuroscientists and researchers in cognitive psychology.

Key Features

  • Encompasses healthy executive functioning as well as dysfunction
  • Identifies prefrontal cortex and other brain areas associated with executive functions
  • Reviews methods and tools used in executive function research
  • Explores executive dysfunction in dementia, ADHD, PTSD, TBI, developmental and psychiatric disorders
  • Discusses executive function research expansion in social and affective neuroscience, neuroeconomics, aging and criminology
  • Includes color neuroimages showing executive function brain activity


Neuropsychologists, cognitive psychologists, clinical psychologists, neuroscientist, neurologists, psychiatrists

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 - Prefrontal Executive Functions Predict and Preadapt

Joaquin M. Fuster

Chapter 2 – The Cellular Mechanisms of Executive Functions and working memory: Relevance to Mental Disorders

Taber C. Lightbourne and Amy F. T. Arnsten

Chapter 3 - Gene expression in the Frontal Lobe

Zeljka Krsnik and Goran Sedmak

Chapter 4 - A Functional Network Perspective on the Role of the Frontal Lobes in Executive Cognition

Adam Hampshire

Chapter 5 - Neural Network Models of Human Executive Function and Decision Making

Daniel S. Levine

Chapter 6 - Crucial Role of the Prefrontal Cortex in Conscious Perception

Seth Lew and Hakwan Lau

Chapter 7 - Neurodevelopment of Executive Functions

Layne Kalbfleisch

Chapter 8 - Executive Functions and Neurocognitive Aging

R. Nathan Spreng, Leena Shoemaker, and Gary R. Turner

Chapter 9 - Assessment of Executive Functions in Research

Yana Suchy, Madison A. Niermeyer, and Rosemary E. Ziemnik


Chapter 10 - Cognitive, Emotional and Behavioral Inflexibility and Perseveration in Neuropsychiatric Disease

Daniel Weisholtz, John Sullivan, Aaron Nelson, Kirk Daffner, and David Silbersweig

Chapter 11 - Functional Neuroimaging of Deficits in Cognitive Control

Melissa-Ann Mackie and Jin Fan

Chapter 12 - Executive function in striatal disorders

Joao J. Cergueira and Nuno Sousa

Chapter 13 - Neurodevelopmental disorders and the frontal lobes

Masao Aihara

Chapter 14 - Executive control and emerging behavior in youth with Tourette’s Syndrome

Kjell T. Hovik

Chapter 15 – Inside the Triple-Decker: Tourette’s Syndrome and Cerebral Hemispheres

Kjell T. Hovik, Merete Oie, and Elkhonon Goldberg

Chapter 16 - Executive Dysfunction in Addiction

Antonio Verdejo-Garcia

Chapter 17 - Seizures of the Frontal Lobes: Clinical Presentations and Diagnostic Considerations

Sara Wildstein and Silvana Riggio

Chapter 18 - Executive Functions after Traumatic Brain Injury: From Deficit to Recovery

Irene Cristofori and Jordan Grafman

Chapter 19 – Dementias and the Frontal Lobes

Michal Harciarek, Emilia J. Sitek, and Anna Barczak

Chapter 20 - Executive Function in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Jennifer Newman and Charles Marmar

Chapter 21 - Executive Dysfunction in Medical Conditions

Michal Harciarek and Aleksandra Wojtowicz

Chapter 22 - Assessment of Executive Functions in Clinical Settings

Yana Suchy, Rosemary E. Ziemnik, and Madison A. Niermeyer


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About the Editor

Elkhonon Goldberg

Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., is an author, scientist, educator, and clinician, internationally renowned for his clinical work, research, writings and teaching in neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience. He is a Clinical Professor of Neurology at New York University School of Medicine. Diplomate of The American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology and Director of Luria Neuroscience Institute. A student and close associate of the great neuropsychologist Alexandr Luria, Elkhonon Goldberg has continued and advanced his scientific and clinical tradition.

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor of Neurology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY USA