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CogniFit Launches a Specific Brain Training for ADHD
Date:7/11/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 11, 2013

CogniFit, a leading developer of scientific brain trainings and online brain exercises, announces the release of an online brain training module for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). CogniFit is also launching different other specific cognitive trainings as part of its offering for individuals which are looking to maintain or improve their cognitive health.

When discussing the main difficulties of children impaired with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it is often very hard to sort out the causes of the deficit from its own consequences. Most research concludes that ADD and ADHD originate in an inability to inhibit the processing of irrelevant thoughts or information. All the other known cognitive difficulties in ADHD result from this one inability to suppress irrelevant information. Over the years, these resulting behaviors become entrenched deficits with further results of their own.

For example, one of the cognitive skills affected by ADHD is inhibition. If the neighbor's dog likes to bark a lot every day, most people in the neighborhood will become used to the barking and ignore it when it takes place; maybe they will not even hear it anymore. In the same way, we can easily ignore a TV turned on in a room, or a conversation not intended for us in a bus, if we choose to. We may ignore them in such a way that we no longer hear them. We can see a person, say hello, without lapsing into daydreaming about his birthday party last year. Persons with ADD or ADHD have difficulties inhibiting dog barks, TV words, conversations or daydreaming even if they want to.

CogniFit has developed specific tasks that teach us inhibition as a mean to control our behavio
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