kaidakallidagon wrote:It is my hypotheses that people with ADD or ADHD are in actuality an evolutionary response to the massive expanse of data in our daily life. I think these individuals are hardwired to take in more data at a time.
I came by this theory based off of the people I know personally who have this diagnosis. I noticed that without enough incoming data these individuals were prone to boredom and distraction. An example of this is when my husband (ADD) studies for a test he needs ten (min) internet tab open, music, Netflix or YouTube, with the paperwork in front of him. Any less and nothing gets accomplished. A friend who has ADHD needs the same plus physical movement, be it only constant twitching.
It seems that people with this "disorder" function at such a high speed it makes the slower aspects of daily life difficult for them. Could someone with these "disorders" be taught to control them, so they can slow or speed up when they choose?
Should students with this be taught in a different method designed for the faster paced mind? Generally in a classroom the students become a problem for the teacher because, they jump before the rest of the class and the teacher cant give them data fast enough, without leaving the rest of the class in the dust. They are the minority and end up alone in front and board so they begin to horse around and distract the other students. This is not an effective method.
If given enough time will everyone develop a faster paced mind? Or will it evolve into an ability that the owner can control such as a talent? Can anyone further this hypothesis, support it, or think of an effective control to test?
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