What Can Genetic Models Tell Us
About Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
Re: Symposim 855
On Sun Dec 6, grover wrote
>Dr. Berger: Fascinating.Hope you are enjoying the meeting. Great poster. Do you think that within each network there is a hierarchy - decision making being carried out by a limited number of neurons but others are more active in collecting data? If so the neurons collecting data may actually be more energy consuming and hence light up.
DEAR DR. GROVER, THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR PRESENTATION. REGARDING YOUR QUESTION, IT IS CERTAINLY POSSIBLE THAT THERE IS A SEPARATION BETWEEN NEURONS INVOLVED IN SENSORY FUNCTIONS (COLLECTING DATA) AND THOSE INVOLVED IN CONTROL FUNCTIONS (DECISION MAKING). HOWEVER, WITHIN ATTENTIONAL NETWORKS (E.G. THE POSTERIOR PARIETAL LOBE) EVEN INDIVIDUAL NEURONS SEEM TO BE BOTH VISUALLY SENSITIVE AND INVOLVED IN ATTENTIONAL CONTROL FUNCTIONS. THE IMAGING METHODS SUGGEST THAT THESE FUNCTIONS MAY LIE WITHIN THE SAME BRAIN
Tue Dec 15