Hyperactivity of the dopamine system may explain the prevalent traits and conditions associated with ASD more commonly found in males.
Adolescents and older adults pay less attention to social cues in real-world interactions than young adults.
When people make eye contact with another person, their attention is immediately solicited and this causes a distortion in temporal perception. However, the shift in time perception does not change when people glance at non-social items or objects.
Children who snore while they sleep have thinner gray matter in several areas of the frontal lobes. Significantly, the reduction in gray matter correlated with behavioral problems associated with sleep apnea. Some behavioral problems experienced include hyperactivity, increased aggression, and attention deficits.
Children who experience cognitive difficulties, such as attention problems or problems with working memory, have an increased risk of developing mental health disorders as young adults.
Contrary to popular belief, exposure to television does not, in itself, raise the risk for toddlers developing attention-deficit problems.
Neuroimaging reveals when babies focus their attention, they utilize areas of the frontal cortex, an area of the brain associated with more advanced functions and previously believed to be immature in children under a year of age.
Study reveals a significant number of COVID-19 survivors suffer from a range of neuropsychological and cognitive problems following recovery. Coronavirus survivors report experiencing PTSD, depression, memory impairments, and attention impairments upon recovery from the virus.
Older adults can be more focused, less mentally restless, and not as impeded by anxiety than those in younger generations.
Increased alpha waves in the prefrontal cortex and decreased P3 activity in the parietal cortex are potential neural biomarkers for breaks in our attention span.