Play Attention: Treating ADHD with Computer Games

A new computer game aims to help ADHD children learn how to pay attention.

Friday January 8th - 12:37pm

Researchers in the UK have been testing a thought-operated computer system to reduce the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children.

The system, called Play Attention, involves the child playing a fun, educational computer game while wearing a helmet. The helmet picks up brain activity in the form of EEG waves related to attention. As long as the child concentrates they control the game -- as soon as their attention waivers the game stops.

The researchers found at the end of the study that the children's impulsive behavior was reduced, compared to a control group who had not used the system.

Unique Logic and Technology, the creator of Play Attention, plans to roll out this new system across the UK this month.

Read more about Play Attention at Science Daily

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