Linking state regulation, brain laterality, and self-reported ADHD symptoms in adults

Saleh Mohamed



Aim: Difficulties in regulating the motor activation state and atypical brain laterality have been suggested to be key factors in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). So far, the link between the two factors has not been directly tested, which is the aim of the present study. Method: Seventy-seven adults with various scores on the Conners' Adult ADHD Rating Scale performed a lateralized lexical decision task (measuring brain laterality) while stimuli were presented in a fast, medium and slow rate (measuring state regulation). Results: Higher ADHD scores were related to less involvement of the left hemisphere in the slow presentation rate, wherein regulating the motor activation state was most needed. Conclusion: The present findings suggest that poor state regulation is associated with atypical brain laterality in ADHD and that the interplay between these factors may underlie ADHD dysfunctions.
Originele taal-2English
StatusPublished - 2-sep-2016
EvenementNorth Sea Laterality Conference 2016: The international meeting on lateralisation in brain and behaviour - Van Swinderenhuis, Groningen, Netherlands
Duur: 1-sep-20163-sep-2016
Congresnummer: the 5th


ConferenceNorth Sea Laterality Conference 2016
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