What Has Been Learned from Using EEG Methods in Research of ADHD?

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Electrophysiological recording methods, including electroencephalography
(EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG), have an unparalleled capacity to
provide insights into the timing and frequency (spectral) composition of rapidly
changing neural activity associated with various cognitive processes. The current
chapter provides an overview of EEG studies examining alterations in brain activity
in ADHD, measured both at rest and during cognitive tasks.While EEG resting state
studies of ADHD indicate no universal alterations in the disorder, event-related
studies reveal consistent deficits in attentional and inhibitory control and consequently
inform the proposed cognitive models of ADHD. Similar to other neuroimaging
measures, EEG research indicates alterations in multiple neural circuits and
cognitive functions. EEG methods – supported by the constant refinement of analytic strategies – have the potential to contribute to improved diagnostics and interventions
for ADHD, underlining their clinical utility.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurrent Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2022


  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Endophenotype
  • Error monitoring
  • Event-related potential (ERP)
  • Inhibitory control
  • Spectral composition


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