Executive functions: Eye movements and human neurological disorders

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Abstract

  • Executive functions are cognitive processes that critically involve the frontal lobes and enable us to accomplish goals and make decisions in everyday life. Since eye movements are key determinants of what information reaches our brain and higher cortical centers, they are central to executive functions. Eye movements can be more reflexive (automatic) or more voluntary (willful). Voluntary eye movements especially, have become an important tool with which to measure different aspects of executive functions in many human disorders. They also have been critical in differentiating subtypes and evaluating medication or treatment efficacy in clinical populations.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9780128093245
  • Start Page

  • 117
  • End Page

  • 122