Goal-directed behaviour is regulated by a large collection of interconnected brain regions. ~ Canadian behavioral neurobiologist Jonathan Britt
The term executive system is an umbrella term used by psychologists to encapsulate the mind-brain processes involved in cognitive flexibility, problem-solving, decisions, planning, rule acquisition and application, and abstract thinking. The physical wattage of the executive system resides in glia cells. This includes memory and what much of mentation consists of: pattern construction and matching.