BCI-based games and ADHD





Brain-computer interface; BCI; Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; ADHD; Serious games.


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurological condition characterized by cognitive task difficulty, impulsivity, hyperactivity and loss of attention. It can persist into adulthood with negative academic and socio-professional outcomes. Neurofeedback treatments have been shown as effective for training the attention ability in children with ADHD. It has been found that interactive multi-player games are ideal from a therapeutic and long-term usage point of view due to their higher social motivation and cooperation among children with ADHD. In this study we conducted a semi-systematic review, with the goal of gathering findings from empirical and theoretical works in order to deepen our understanding about the use of Brain Computer Interface (BCI)-based for children and adults with ADHD, as a method to ameliorate the symptoms of their disorder.

Author Biographies

Vasiliki Bravou, N.C.S.R. "Demokritos"

Vasiliki Bravou is a member of N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”, Institute   of   Informatics   and   Telecommunications - Net Media Lab & Mind-Brain R&D, Agia  Paraskevi  153  10,  Athens, Greece (e-mail: vbravou@iit.demokritos.gr).

Athanasios Drigas, N.C.S.R. Demokritos

Athanasios Drigas is a Director of Research at N.C.S.R. ‘Demokritos’, Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, and a Coordinator of Net Media Lab & Brain-Mind R&D, Agia Paraskevi, 153 10, Athens, Greece (e-mail: dr@iit.demokritos.gr).


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How to Cite

BRAVOU, V.; DRIGAS, A. BCI-based games and ADHD. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 4, p. e52410413942, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i4.13942. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/13942. Acesso em: 6 may. 2021.



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