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b164 Higher-level cognitive functions

Specific mental functions especially dependent on the frontal lobes of the brain, including complex goal-directed behaviours such as decisionmaking, abstract thinking, planning and carrying out plans, mental flexibility, and deciding which behaviours are appropriate under what circumstances; often called executive functions.

Inclusions
functions of abstraction and organization of ideas; time management, insight and judgement; concept formation, categorization and cognitive flexibility
Exclusions
memory functions (b144); thought functions (b160); mental functions of language (b167); calculation functions (b172);

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