What is the role of neural correlates that mediate response inhibition deficits in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

Updated: Nov 20, 2018
  • Author: Maggie A Wilkes, MD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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In an effort to explore neural correlates that mediate response inhibition deficits in children with ADHD, Spinelli, et al (2011) examined functional MRI brain activation patterns of children aged 8-13 years with and without ADHD on a go/no-go task. While lapses in attention preceded response inhibition errors in the children without ADHD, brain circuitry involved in response selection and control was activated prior to errors in the children with ADHD. [5]


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