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October 13, 2005

Major: Psychobiology

Filed under: North America,Psychobiology — Admin @ 5:50 pm

Executive control may make you think of a boss who’s always looking over your shoulder. But in psychology, this term refers to an animal’s ability to control its own thoughts and actions. When you talk yourself out of eating an entire bag of cookies, that’s executive control.

Some psychobiologists are interested in the way we develop this ability as young children. In addition to studying the behavior of children, they look at images of their brains during experiments. These images suggest that certain areas of the brain are especially important when it comes to controlling our emotions and thoughts.

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