New Discovery: The Brain & ADHD

It’s not all about attention and cognitive function anymore. Researchers have discovered new information about the brain’s reward system.  Children with ADHD have less motivation to continue a task than those without ADHD. When a reward is not immediate and does not occur regularly throughout the task, the ADHD child is not motivated to continue. This helps to explain why their attention and hyperactivity levels differ depending on the task. 

This new research goes a long way to explaining why neurofeedback helps ADHD children so much.  Neurofeedback addresses the brain’s reward system as well as targeting attention, cognitive function and impulse control.

Read about the study here.


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