The reader will remember that in Chapter 4 we discussed the cognitive processes of sensation and perception and their possible alterations with brain damage or dysfunction. In this chapter we examine the cognitive and behavioral aspects of inattention, first looking at the components of attention and the different ways in which these components can be studied. Second, we focus on children with attention deficit disorder and comment on the diagnostic criteria and characteristics of the disorder. Third, we discuss some of the theories about the causes of attention deficit disorder and some of the techniques and procedures for treating the disorder. And fourth, we briefly examine memory processes and how memory is influenced by disturbances in attention.
KeywordsAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Temporal Lobe Food Allergy Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Stimulant Medication
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