I came across and lengthy but deeply interested article on Executive Functioning.  I think that we are going to hear more and more about this topic and working memory in the future as not only is it intimately linked with a number of conditions like Autism and ADHD but there are also thoughts that it could acccount for misdiagnosis of some conditions.

As the article explains, there is no actual existing diagnosis of ‘Executive Dysfunction’ but as the area of neuro science becomes more sophisiticated it is probable that this may change.

Read the article, which includes a really comprehensive breakdown of each executive function and see if it makes you go ‘Wow! – He is describing me/my husband/my wife/my son…’ etc.

Dr Packer’s Executive Function Overview