Brandon Ashinoff -‘In the zone’: Hyperfocus and ADHD

May 19, 2014, 09:53 AM, United Kingdom

The symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) include inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity but can be difficult to diagnose. Sam talks to Brandan Ashinoff, Doctoral Researcher in the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham about his research in hyperfocus, a particular trait of people who have ADHD. ‘Hyperfocus is a state of intent concentration where you lose track of time, you really enjoy what your doing’ Brandon explains. But how does this relation to attention? Brandon observes ‘This is weird in the context of ADHD because it’s actually too much attention. You’re focused so intently on something that no information gets into your brain essentially.’ But when how does hyper focus in those with ADHD differ from those without? Transcript :

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