Good article.Executive dysfunction is a term for the range of cognitive, emotional and behavioural difficulties which often occur after injury to the frontal lobes of the brain. Impairment of executive functions is common after an abi and has a profound effect on many aspects of everyday life.This factsheet explains what executive functions are, why they are so important and which part of the brain is responsible for controlling them. Very useful.
Frontal Lobes: They are prone to injury because they sit just inside the front of the skull and near rough bony ridges. These two lobes are involved in: planning & organizing; problem solving & decision making; memory & attention; and controlling behavior, emotions & impulses. The left frontal lobe plays a large role in speech and language. Injury to the frontal lobes may affect: emotions & impulses; language memory; and social and sexual behavior.
This infographic discusses each of the following structures of the brain and their functions: Frontal Lobe, Parietal Lobe, Occipital Lobe, Cerebellum and Temporal Lobe. It also discusses the right and left hemispheres of the brain and what they are responsible for controlling.