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dc.contributor.authorPelletier, Marie-France
dc.contributor.authorHodgetts, Helen M.
dc.contributor.authorLafleur, Martin F.
dc.contributor.authorVincent, Annick
dc.contributor.authorTremblay, Sébastien
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-03T13:10:02Z
dc.date.available2016-08-03T13:10:02Z
dc.date.issued2013-07-26
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/7997
dc.descriptionThis article was published in Journal of Attention Disorders on26 July 2013 (online) and is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1087054713492563. The author's post print is made available in this repository.
dc.description.abstractObjective: An ecologically valid adaptation of the irrelevant sound effect paradigm was employed to examine the relative roles of short-term memory, selective attention, and sustained attention in ADHD. Method: In all, 32 adults with ADHD and 32 control participants completed a serial recall task in silence or while ignoring irrelevant background sound. Results: Serial recall performance in adults with ADHD was reduced relative to controls in both conditions. The degree of interference due to irrelevant sound was greater for adults with ADHD. Furthermore, a positive correlation was observed between task performance under conditions of irrelevant sound and the extent of attentional problems reported by patients on a clinical symptom scale. Conclusion: The results demonstrate that adults with ADHD exhibit impaired short-term memory and a low resistance to distraction; however, their capacity for sustained attention is preserved as the impact of irrelevant sound diminished over the course of the task.en_US
dc.publisherSage Journalsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Attention Disorders
dc.titleVulnerability to the irrelevant speech effect in adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorderen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1087054713492563
dc.date.dateAccepted2013-07-26


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