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Free Webinar Replay: What Neuroscience Reveals About the ADHD Brain

Joel Nigg, Ph.D., presents the current neuroscience of the ADHD brain explaining attention deficit as a neuro connectivity deficit that varies from child to child.

Research on the neurobiological underpinnings of ADHD has exploded over the last two decades. And, with it, our understanding of how the brain pays attention and processes information — and how this differs between children with and without ADHD — has improved substantially. We also know that the neurobiology of ADHD is not the same for all children. It’s critical for parents and doctors to understand these individual differences when developing an effective, personalized treatment approach.

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The webinar will address the following:

1. How the ADHD brain develops and builds
2. How attention works in the brain, and why it is kids can pay attention to a video game but not a lecture
3. How emotion is processed by the ADHD brain
4. Why stimulant medications “calm” a child and what this has to do with brain arousal
5. Understanding the ADHD brain’s “structural volumes” (which are smaller than in neurotypical brains) and white matter (the brain’s fiber optic network that develops more slowly than in a neurotypical brain)
6. Seeing the ADHD brain as a partially built communications network and what that means for treatment approaches

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Joel Nigg, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and a professor in the departments of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at OHSU. He directs the OSHU ADHD Research program and is also director of the division of psychology. Author of What Causes ADHD? Understanding What Goes Wrong and Why. Dr. Nigg has published nearly 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers related to the neuropsychological , cognitive, and temperamental correlates of child ADHD, to ADHD genetics, and in particular for this talk, to MRI- based research and theoretical interpretations of brain development in ADHD.

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