Neuropharmacological effect of methylphenidate on attention network in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder during oddball paradigms as assessed using functional near-infrared spectroscopy.

@article{Nagashima2014NeuropharmacologicalEO,
  title={Neuropharmacological effect of methylphenidate on attention network in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder during oddball paradigms as assessed using functional near-infrared spectroscopy.},
  author={Masako Nagashima and Yukifumi Monden and Ippeita Dan and Haruka Dan and Daisuke Tsuzuki and Tsutomu Mizutani and Yasushi Kyutoku and Yuji Gunji and Mariko Y. Momoi and Eiju Watanabe and Takanori Yamagata},
  journal={Neurophotonics},
  year={2014},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={015001}
}
The current study aimed to explore the neural substrate for methylphenidate effects on attentional control in school-aged children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), which can be applied to young children with ADHD more easily than conventional neuroimaging modalities. Using fNIRS, we monitored the oxy-hemoglobin signal changes of 22 ADHD children (6 to 14 years old) performing an oddball task before and 1.5 h after… CONTINUE READING