MRIs map to unravel brain-governing systems: claims overdiagnosis of ADHD

May 21, 2007

A new study by SLHS’s research scientist Thomas Christensen neurobiology team will map brain networks linked to language, attention and memory when humans converse and dismantle myths behind the most over-diagnosed disorders of our time, ADHD. Christensen claims that the future of the human species may depend on unlocking the mystery of the brain.

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A new study by SLHS’s research scientist Thomas Christensen neurobiology team will use (MRI) to map brain networks linked to language, attention and memory when humans converse. Humans use the brain-governing system of attention to focus awareness relevant to immediate goals. Even simple conversations involve very sophisticated symbolic forms of communication. Christensen claims that the future of the human species may depend on unlocking the mystery of what takes place in the brain when we communicate, how language affects our thoughts and beliefs and how we interact with one another. MRIs dismantle the myth that humans use only 10 percent of the brain for any particular task and the localization of language in the left hemisphere of right-handed people.

Stiles, Lori. 2007. “Attention, Memory And Language Links In The Human Brain Mapped By Pioneering Study.” Medical News Today. May 20.

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