4 thoughts on “How You Solve This Maze Might Depend on Whether You Have ADHD Symptoms

  • December 17, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    I find this interesting. I wonder about those people who use a combination of the two.

    Also, many people will show a single sign of adhd, just as many people have a single sign of autism.

    Having never studied psychology, I am curious how finding one symptom is any different than the questionnaires parents and patients fill out with most psychologists.

  • December 18, 2015 at 5:13 am

    1st time 12, 1;30, 4;30,9,
    2nd time North, NE, SE, West
    3rd time, lost interest did’nt care

    (adhd -aspie)

  • December 18, 2015 at 7:27 am

    @Love: I agree it’s probably not as simple as just using 100% a response strategy or 100% a spatial strategy. The researchers sidestepped this question just by calling any strategy that relied on at least two landmarks a spatial strategy.

    According to the paper, 6 symptoms would be the threshold for clinical ADHD with the diagnostic system they used. IIRC, they argued that ADHD is a spectrum disorder and they’re just looking at a broader section of the spectrum beyond clinical ADHD. I’d be curious to see how the study would turn out looking at just clinical ADHD — as it was, about half the kids had at least one ADHD symptom and half had no symptoms.

  • December 18, 2015 at 7:34 am

    @me: Yeah, using cardinal directions seems like an efficient way of doing it. I’m surprised only 15% of people used response strategies.


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