Presentation Title

Attention patterns predict math performance in people with and without ADHD

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Krista Meuli, Lake Forest CollegeFollow

Location

Lillard Lobby

Abstract

What is attention and how does it work? Despite the crucial role that attention plays in basic functions and in Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), it remains poorly understood. Research has shown that fluctuations in attention might be measured by examining changes in the size of the pupil (i.e., pupilometry). This study tests this possibility as it uses pupilometry to see if fluctuations in attention can predict performance on mental arithmetic problems for people with and without ADHD.

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

4-10-2018 1:00 PM

End Date

4-10-2018 2:15 PM

Panel

Poster Presentations

Panel Moderator

Nilam Shah

Field of Study for Presentation

Neuroscience

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Attention patterns predict math performance in people with and without ADHD

Lillard Lobby

What is attention and how does it work? Despite the crucial role that attention plays in basic functions and in Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), it remains poorly understood. Research has shown that fluctuations in attention might be measured by examining changes in the size of the pupil (i.e., pupilometry). This study tests this possibility as it uses pupilometry to see if fluctuations in attention can predict performance on mental arithmetic problems for people with and without ADHD.