The aim of this research was to assess implicit processing of social and non-social distracting cues in children with ADHD. Young people with ADHD and matched controls were asked to classify target words (LEFT/RIGHT) which were accompanied by a distracter eye-gaze or arrow. Typically developing participants showed evidence of interference effects from both eye-gaze and arrow distracters. In contrast, the ADHD group showed evidence of interference effects from arrow but failed to show interference from eye-gaze. This absence of interference effects from eye-gaze observed in the participants with ADHD may reflect an attentional impairment in attending to socially relevant information.

Marotta, A., Pasini, A., Menotti, E., Pasquini, A., Pitzianti, M., & Casagrande, M. (2017). Controlling attention to gaze and arrows in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH, 251, 148-154 [10.1016/j.psychres.2017.01.094].

Controlling attention to gaze and arrows in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

PASINI, AUGUSTO;
2017

Abstract

The aim of this research was to assess implicit processing of social and non-social distracting cues in children with ADHD. Young people with ADHD and matched controls were asked to classify target words (LEFT/RIGHT) which were accompanied by a distracter eye-gaze or arrow. Typically developing participants showed evidence of interference effects from both eye-gaze and arrow distracters. In contrast, the ADHD group showed evidence of interference effects from arrow but failed to show interference from eye-gaze. This absence of interference effects from eye-gaze observed in the participants with ADHD may reflect an attentional impairment in attending to socially relevant information.
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Rilevanza internazionale
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Esperti anonimi
Settore MED/39 - Neuropsichiatria Infantile
English
ADHD; Arrow; Cognitive control; Eye-gaze; Social attention; Psychiatry and Mental Health; Biological Psychiatry
ADHD; Arrow; Cognitive control; Eye-gaze; Social attention
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Marotta, A., Pasini, A., Menotti, E., Pasquini, A., Pitzianti, M., & Casagrande, M. (2017). Controlling attention to gaze and arrows in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH, 251, 148-154 [10.1016/j.psychres.2017.01.094].
Marotta, A; Pasini, A; Menotti, E; Pasquini, A; Pitzianti, M; Casagrande, M
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