Thursday, November 17, 2011

Dana Foundation Blog: More Work for the Same Results

An interesting summary of two studies on memory: one on older women and the other on children (7-14) with ADHD. Of particular interest to those of us who work with ADHD children on daily basis is the apparent conclusion that the brain structure of the ADHD brain is inefficiently organized and therefore makes even minor memory tasks very difficult for children. Obviously, if a structural solution could be found for the part of the brain which is disorganized, this could help a large number of students. It also lends credence to the fact that these students may not be willfully misbehaving, but like most middle school students, they are "hardwired" to act this way. Only in this case, a few wires have been wired incorrectly.

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