Lack of Inhibitory Control—A Sign of Possible Brain Problems

Negative changes in this important aspect of executive functioning may indicate higher risk for dementia.

Some decline in a person’s ability to exercise inhibitory control—an important brain function that allows people to suppress actions and resist interference from irrelevant stimuli—is normal with increasing age. But significant change appears to signal incipient brain problems and may make earlier diagnosis of neurodegenerative processes possible, research suggests.. A small study compared 32 healthy […]

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