These Proceedings gather the abstracts of talks and posters presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience of Executive Functions 2017 Conference (CNEF_2017), organized under the auspices of the Department of Neuroscience, Department of General Psychology, Padua Neuroscience Center, School of Medicine at the University of Padova. The conference was mainly held at the University Hospital of Padova and the Padova Botanic Gardens on the 28th-30th of September 2017. Each abstract published in the present Proceedings had been assessed by anonymous expert reviewers and by some of the organizers.
The inspiring occasion for organizing the CNEF_2017 conference was the looming closure of an European Research Council Starting Grant Project: Life Experience Modulation of Executive Function Asymmetries; however, as soon as it was conceived, the event got bigger and bigger and ended up involving about 200 participants from all over the world, all attracted by a common interest in the cognitive and neural underpinning of executive functioning.
In particular, the CNEF_2017 covered various aspects of executive functions, including their anatomo-functional organization in the human brain, how they are impaired by brain lesions and boosted through stimulation, training and experience.
The conference featured a full set of scientific events (see the Scientific Program in Part 1), such as a Round Table and 4 Symposia with renowned international speakers (Part 2), 7 brief talks from the LEX-MEA project (Part 3), and 2 Poster Sessions (Parts 4 & 5).
We thank all the authors who submitted an abstract to be included in these Proceedings and all the participants to the conference, who contributed to make this a highly valuable and enjoyable scientific event.
Collana: Scienze psicologiche
Curatore: Antonino Vallesi