Pay Attention! New “”Brain Fingerprints”” Predict Your Ability to Focus

 ADHD in the News 2015-11-24

Although the ability to sustain attention varies widely from person to person, characterizing these individual differences has been difficult. Unlike intelligence, which has traditionally been measured (though not without controversy) with pencil-and-paper IQ tests, attentional abilities are not captured by performance on a single test. In a study recently published in Nature Neuroscience, my colleagues and I set out to identify a new way to measure attention