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TítuloTemporal Perception and Delay Aversion: A videogame screening tool for the early detection of ADHD
Tipo de publicaciónArtículo
Año de Publicación2015
AutoresMéndez, A, Martin, A, Vasquez, A, González-Perilli, F, Carboni, A, Maiche, A
Journal Revista Argentina de Ciencias del Comportamiento
Volumen7
Start Page30
Pagination101
Número de ISBN1852-4206
Palabras clavesADHD, Computer games, Screening, Temporal processing
Resumen

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral syndrome where inattention and/or hyperactivity impair social, academic or occupational function. Cognitive impairments in temporal abilities and delay aversion have been related to ADHD. The aim of this study was to design a game-like software that assess temporal perception for the early detection of ADHD. Method: Two groups of 7 to 10 yo children (17 with ADHD and 17 control) were compared on their performance on four game-like software based in Delay Aversion, Anticipation, Synchronization Tapping and Time reproduction experimental tasks. Results: Games replicated previous findings in the domains of Delay Aversion, Anticipation and Time Reproduction. Discriminant function correctly classified 82.4% of the cases. Conclusions: Although the conversion of experimental tasks into game-like software implies a compromise between experimental rigour and screening efficiency, the use of videogames to measure cognitive processes is a potential tool for preventive healthcare.

URLhttp://revistas.unc.edu.ar/index.php/racc/article/view/10110/Mendez
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