What Is Hyperfocus?

Benefits Of Hyperfocus

Hyperfocus is a sign of the difference in cognition between an ADHD brain or autism spectrum brain versus a neurotypical brain. Though hyperfocus can have negative effects, there are also many potential benefits. Many individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can hyperfocus on intricate projects or complex subjects, leading them to become experts in varying fields. In fact, many scientists, artists, and researchers have ADHD. 

By going into a field of study or profession that engages hyperfocus, individuals can use the behavior to their advantage. In children with ADHD, educators and sports coaches have found ways to turn hyperfocus to their advantage. Coaches might put children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder on goalie or catcher positions because of their unique ability to hyperfocus on a ball or puck.

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