View Full Version : ADHD: The Edison Gene


snjyds
04-29-17, 01:10 AM
I read the book, The Edison gene: ADHD and the gift of the hunter child by Tom Hartmann that ADHD is an ancient beneficial trait in humans at a time when we were a hunter-gatherer society.
We, with ADHD are the hunter kind.
Procrastination: Hunters generally procrastinate and are not good at gathering food on a daily basis. However, once in a while, we get going.
Hyperfocus: Hyperfocus helps the moment we attack prey.
Inattentiveness: We are constantly scanning the environment and small disturbances which others may fail to notice, draws our attention. It helps in identifying hiding predators, etc. during the hunt.

userguide
07-25-17, 12:57 PM
Does the book promise any modern-day advantage ?

Or we need to wait for a post nuclear war world to thrive again ?

finallyfound10
07-25-17, 04:40 PM
Does the book promise any modern-day advantage ?

Or we need to wait for a post nuclear war world to thrive again ?

LOL!! It's good to know that I would've thrived in ancient times!! That makes perfect sense why I am not doing so great now.