BCI-based games and ADHD
Keywords: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.
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