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mildadhd
05-03-12, 10:55 PM
Rapid learning may involve reverberating circuits-

When a stimulus is presented for the first time,

the associated neuronal circuits remain active for as long as the stimulus is present.

A reverberating circuit can prolong activity in the original circuit,

even when the initial stimulus ceases.

In such a circuit,

the original excitatory input from,

say,

the sensory neurons activates parallel excitatory interneurons.

These make recurrent positive feedback connections to the original circuit,

enabling the excitation to continue.

Reverberating circuits can explain instantaneous memories.


Kapit/Macey/Meisami, The Physiology Coloring Book, P 109.

Amtram
05-04-12, 10:54 AM
That might have something to do with some of our memory issues. Specifically, the flawed memory filing system that can't pull up a memory when needed, but pops it right up when we're exposed to the stimulus we've subconsciously associated it with, regardless of the appropriateness of the situation or the need for the memory. . .

mildadhd
05-04-12, 03:50 PM
That might have something to do with some of our memory issues. Specifically, the flawed memory filing system that can't pull up a memory when needed, but pops it right up when we're exposed to the stimulus we've subconsciously associated it with, regardless of the appropriateness of the situation or the need for the memory. . .

Thanks I never thought of things from that angle.

I was thinking more along the lines of...


*)the importance of finding things that the individual with ADHD enjoys,

causing more "function/action" in what ever the specific brain area that is involves those topics.

Topics that interest us (excite us to cause reverberation, and act like a natural brain stimulant)?

*)Moving,running, pacing, exercise, peripatetic (studying and learning while walking).

*)listening to music, playing music...

*)laughing, joking, (class clown) (system against chronic response to stress coping mechanisms)


Opinion?

mildadhd
05-04-12, 04:01 PM
When a stimulus is presented for the "first time",

the associated neuronal circuits remain active for as long as the stimulus is present.

A reverberating circuit can prolong activity in the original circuit,

even when the initial stimulus ceases.


I wonder how many "first times" an ADHDer takes when the stimulus is first presented,

to get the associated neuronal circuits first active.

Maybe not planning to learn anything on the first or second try might help,

or at least relieve some stress when we don't get it on the first or second try?

One factor might depend on if the topic is "personally" interesting?

I hate cutting the lawn. (I obsess over keeping the lines perfectly parallel)

Fumes make my face numb.

ADHD is like one of the pull start lawn mowers,

that never start on the first pull (or more),

for some reason?

Exception might be if the ADHDer like cutting the grass,

or is interested in lawn mowers,

or like a numbface?

Good thing I don't have a lawn at the moment.