Investigating Brain Hemodynamics of ADHD Patients by Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy

Serap S., Tapsin M., Akin A.

Annual International Conference of the IEEE-Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society, Minnesota, United States Of America, 3 - 06 September 2009, pp.3028-3030 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/iembs.2009.5333293
  • City: Minnesota
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.3028-3030
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


Inhibition of prepotent response is an executive function and is subserved by prefrontal cortex of the brain in healthy subjects. Damage to these regions results in response inhibition deficits. Response inhibition deficits have been linked to several neurological disorders. Some disorders like ADHD(Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is associated with general cognitive impairments in addition to inhibitory deficits. In this study, attentional processes in ADHD have been examined using matching Stroop task and fNIRS(functional near-infrared spectroscopy).