Lax parents blamed for 'attention deficit' behaviour
john at faraway.com
Tue Jul 29 07:47:48 EST 2003
Incorrect, saccades are not under conscious control. Besides, schizophrenics
also show differences in saccades and Sch is most definitely an organic
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"Matthew Kirkcaldie" <Matthew.Kirkcaldie at newcastle.edu.au> wrote in message
news:Matthew.Kirkcaldie-8FB1D7.15035229072003 at seagoon.newcastle.edu.au...
> In article <bfm1b0$ggc$1 at knot.queensu.ca>,
> Emma Chase VanCott <7elc at qlink.queensu.ca> wrote:
> > In sci.med Matthew Kirkcaldie <Matthew.Kirkcaldie at newcastle.edu.au>
> > : In article <bfjcdv$o49 at library1.airnews.net>,
> > : "Jeff Utz" <kidsdoc2000 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > :> Considering that there are definite differences in brains between
> > :> with ADHD and people without it, and other biological differences,
> > :> differences in reactions to drugs, I believe that, without a doubt,
> > :> real.
> > : Could you cite the differences, and the papers which document them?
> > : genuinely interested.
> > Their saccades are different, for starters...
> That's not a difference in their brains, and nor is it a biological
> difference, which is what the original poster stated.
> Saccades are a behaviour - and if you're looking for behavioural
> differences you could start with the criteria by which they're adjudged
> to have ADHD! It's hardly surprising that gross behavioural changes are
> accomapnied by less noticeable changes such as the saccades you mention
> (without attribution, by the way).
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