Welcome to the Program for Attention, Learning, and Memory (PALM)

The Program for Attention, Learning, and Memory (PALM) is dedicated to positively impacting the lives of children and families struggling with ADHD. This is accomplished by two overarching research arms.

  • The first arm of our program is focused on advancing our understanding of neurocognitive deficits (e.g., attention, memory) in children with ADHD. Specifically, we examine how deficits in areas of neurocognition interact to adversely impact core areas of functioning (e.g., attention problems, learning). Developments in this area will lead to an improved understanding of potential causes of many of the difficulties experienced by children with ADHD as well as novel treatment targets.
  • The second arm of our program is focused on examining how a better understanding of neurocognition in individuals with ADHD might be used to improve already existing treatments as well as develop novel treatments targeted at improving underlying neurocognitive dysfunction. Our ultimate hope is that developments in these areas will lead to sustained improvements in functioning for individuals and families dealing with ADHD, particularly as they relate to learning outcomes.
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Morgan and Leo to present at MICAMH!

Morgan and Leonel, a research assistant in the lab, recently had a poster accepted at the Miami International Child & Adolescent Mental Health (MICAMH) conference. The poster is titled, “Examining the Validity of the NIH Toolbox List Sorting”. Its purpose is to look at the validity of using working memory tasks given in clinical settings and compare them to experimental working memory tasks given in laboratory settings. Congratulations on your successful... read more

Congratulations, Dr. Fosco!

Dr. Fosco was recently accepted to attend a competitive week long training seminar during which she will learn more about fMRI from experts in the field. This seminar will take place at the University of Michigan from August 5th to August 15th. We look forward to her integrating some of these methods into ongoing research projects conducted by the PALM. Congratulations, Dr.... read more

PALM presents at ISRCAP

The PALM presented at the conference of the International Society for Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (ISRCAP), which took place in Los Angeles this year. Dr. Fosco, Mileini, Morgan, and Jessica presented their research at the conference. Congratulations on all of your hard work,... read more