Impaired conflict resolution and alerting in children with ADHD: evidence from the Attention Network Task (ANT)

Katherine Johnson, I.H. Robertson, E. Barry, A. Mulligan, A. Daibhis, M. Daly, A. Watchorn, M. Gill, M.A. Bellgrove

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Abstract

An important theory of attention suggests that there are three separate networks that execute discrete cognitive functions. The 'alerting' network acquires and maintains an alert state, the 'orienting' network selects information from sensory input and the 'conflict' network resolves conflict that arises between potential responses. This theory holds promise for dissociating discrete patterns of cognitive impairment in disorders where attentional deficits may often be subtle, such as in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1339-1347
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Volume49
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

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  • Medicine(all)

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