Dr. Pete Scire, center director of the Brain Balance Centers of Atlanta, was recently interviewed on Atlanta’s 11Alive News. During the broadcast, Dr. Scire speaks about the recent study that came out in the journal Pediatrics regarding the link between pesticides and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Click play to watch now!
A recent study finds through Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) that the thalamus area of the brain, which controls emotional response, motor learning and attention, was smaller in children with ADHD as compared to unaffected children.
This leads researchers to consider that ADHD is not only caused by brain alterations affecting cognitive processes, but also by anomalies which cause motivational deficiencies. This would explain the imbalance in levels of attention and hyperactivity in a child with ADHD depending on his or her motivation when engaged in a specific task and the immediacy of the gratification/pleasure while carrying it out.