Mapping Intelligence and Executive Function (image) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Share Print E-Mail Caption A new study found that specific structures, primarily on the left side of the brain, are vital to general intelligence and executive function (the ability to regulate and control behavior). Brain regions that are associated with general intelligence and executive function are shown in color, with red indicating common areas, orange indicating regions specific to general intelligence, and yellow indicating areas specific to executive function. Credit Aron Barbey Usage Restrictions Image may be used only to accompany stories about the research described in this release. Credit: Aron Barbey. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.