Novel Computerized Behavioral Assessment Methods for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD

This internally funded exploratory project, conducted by Lois Black, Holly Jimison (Biomedical Engineering Department and Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology), Leeza Maron (Psychiatry), Misha Pavel (Biomedical Engineering Department), and Jan van Santen, focuses on building a computerized assessment system that has these features. A clear understanding of which neuropsychological functions are measured. Interactivity (the computer adapts its behavior instantly to the subjects responses, thereby being able to operate at a level of optimal sensitivity). Instantaneous and timed measurement of a range of behavioral responses including the force dynamics of button pushing and eye movements. Mathematical modeling of the underlying cognitive processes in order to derive purer measures of the neuropsychological functions. A more motivating and shorter assessment process.

Funding source

OHSU Foundation

Principal Investigators

Jan van Santen