Fidgeting for Regulation Study | UC Davis MIND Institute

Fidgeting for Regulation Study

This NIH-funded project studies how fidgeting (motor movement) relates to cognitive and emotional functioning in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It will assess in a laboratory setting, if intrinsic movement and access to a "fidget device" providing sensory and motor stimulation can improve cognitive and emotional regulation (including on physiological measures) in adults with ADHD. We will also acquire data for machine learning analyses to be used in future, large scale studies to identify gestures and touch characteristics associated with improved cognitive and emotional regulation to see if we can predict and subsequently develop recommendations to improve performance and emotional control in natural settings (e.g., home, office, college classroom) for adults with ADHD.

If you have questions, or would like to participate, please contact the research team:
Jared Borden
Study Coordinator