Navigation Links
Reason Behind Trouble Remembering in ADHD Kids Revealed

Using brain scans to track the brain activity of children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), researchers at Flinders University in Adelaide have shed light on why such kids have trouble remembering, and why they do not recognise distractions as a distraction.

The researchers tracked the brain activity of 150 children and teenagers with ADHD to build a neuro-cognitive profile of their behaviour. For the purpose of testing how well sufferers off their medication were able to remember numbers in the short term as part of their working memory, the researchers used the card game Snap. "In Snap, you have to recognise that the same two cards have appeared in a row, but we found that children diagnosed with ADHD had incredible difficulty detecting doubles at all," news.com.au quoted lead researcher, PhD student Hannah Keage, as saying. "They just weren't able to select that information about the cards properly and hold it online in their head," she added. Tests of brain activity revealed that the brains of children with the condition recruited less neurone than was necessary for such operations. "Clearly, they're distracted because they're not getting the right information in the brain," said Keage. While presenting the finding at the World Congress of Neuroscience in Melbourne, she also spoke about the tests she conducted to check the ability of ADHD kids to cope with distractions. The patients were asked to play with the same computer card game, while distracting images also flashed up on screen. They did not recognise distractions as a deviation from the task, or as a distraction at all, and displayed the same "weak" brain activity. "That means they essentially have difficulty recognising new usual things as new, which makes learning new things very difficult," Keage said. When the children repeated the tests after resuming their stimulant medication, they showed vastly improved uptake of both tasks, proving the drugs many children take for the condition worked. The researchers are of the opinion that a better understanding of the behavioural deficits in children with ADHD may be helpful in the development of new therapies that directly target these problem areas. "There's scope there now to try to train these children to recognise new information or remember things differently to help overcome these learning disabilities," Keage said.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Reasons why men die earlier
2. A Reason To Smile
3. The Reason For Depression in Adolescents
4. Sun The Reason To Blame for eye Disease
5. The Reason For Loss Of Appetite After Gastric Bypass
6. Reasons For Low Back Pain
7. Abnormal Brain Structure One Of The Reasons For Depression in Adolescents
8. The Reason For Depression in Adolescents
9. Reason for diabetes drug causing edema discovered
10. Testosterone patch for women Rejected For safety Reasons
11. Yet Another Reason To Celebrate Drinking
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/31/2016)... HOUSTON, TEXAS (PRWEB) , ... May 31, 2016 ... ... is live in Greater Houston Healthconnect’s (Healthconnect) regional health information exchange, which enables ... prior medical records for their patients from other participating organizations in the exchange. ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... 31, 2016 , ... CallTrackingMetrics's software gives healthcare ... the performance of sales and support staff, and to efficiently route calls to ... customers to record, transcribe, route, document, and report on everything going on in ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... Miami, FL (PRWEB) , ... May 31, 2016 , ... ... the wellness industry, today released ten predictions on the future of wellness, travel, spa ... CEOs of top travel, spa and beauty companies to leading economists and researchers - ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... , ... May 31, 2016 , ... Interest is on ... screening tool and as an orthogonal tool for RNAi hit validation. A key reason ... specific guide RNAs—allows rapid generation of CRISPR RNA (crRNA) collections in arrayed formats. ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... Scotch Plains, NJ (PRWEB) , ... May 31, 2016 , ... ... University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in the class of 1986, where ... family and cosmetic dentistry at his current location in Livingston since 1989. He has ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/31/2016)... NESS ZIONA, Israel , ... a regenerative medicine company utilizing its proprietary plant-based rhCollagen ... has received authorization from the Chief Scientist of ... approximately 50% of its NIS 12 million development project ... million, measurably higher than last year,s authorized grant, which ...
(Date:5/30/2016)... York , May 30, 2016 ... report titled, "Advanced (3D/4D) Visualization Systems Market - Global ... - 2024." According to the report, the global advanced ... Bn in 2015 and is anticipated to expand at ... reach US$ 3.2 Bn in 2024. Advanced ...
(Date:5/30/2016)... 30, 2016 On 28 May, 194 ... by 2030. At the 69 th World Health Assembly, ... Hepatitis Strategy, signalling the greatest global commitment in viral hepatitis ... eliminating hepatitis B and C by 2030 and includes a ... reduce annual deaths by 65% and increase treatment to 80%, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: