Derailed train of thought? Brain’s stopping system may be at fault

Posted by on April 18, 2016 12:53 pm
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Study suggests that the same neural mechanism that interrupts body movement also interrupts cognition. The findings may give insights into Parkinson’s disease. The brain circuitry implicated in ‘over-stopping’ motor activity in these patients might also be keeping them over-focused. More speculatively, it may be worth investigating if this circuitry plays a role in conditions characterized by distractibility, such as ADHD.

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