A recent study revealed that traits correlating with attention deficit/hyper-sensitivity disorder (ADHD) may correlate with a better ability to forage in some environments. With an online game developed with algorithms that simulated optimal foraging theory, participants were instructed to pick as many berries as possible in limited time. Individuals with self-reported ADHD symptoms such as distractibility tended to bounce between different berry bushes—instead of staying with the same source—which is a behavior that may have been advantageous in ancestral environments.

Washington Post
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