Know The Brain Systems That Run Your Life

Prefrontal cortex (PFC)

Is quite literally the CEO of the brain. It controls focus, organization, planning, problem solving, impulse control, and empathy. Responsible for executive function, problems in the PFC result in trouble sustaining attention, distractibility. careless mistakes and conflict seeking. Low activity in the PFC has been associated with ADHD and brain trauma. Strategies to boost stimulation to the PFC include: goal setting, organizational help, intense exercise, a higher protein, lower carbohydrate diet, and supplements such as EPA omega 3s. green tea or rhodiola.