Children compensate for attention deficit with creativity, research
Berlin: A study conducted on children at the Max Planck Institute in Germany has revealed that children find it difficult to concentrate on a task, while children are very good at finding hidden mechanisms to make any task easier. are good
Compared to adults, children are less able to focus on a task, have less memory and have a shorter attention span. This is due to the fact that their mental abilities are in the developmental stage, which makes it difficult for them to find solutions to problems.
However, a group of researchers from the Max Planck Institute, ‘NeuroCode’, reported in their study that children process low-value information well and use it to find new and creative strategies for problem solving. While adults also change the plan immediately when doing something.
The paper, published in the journal Plus One, found that when children perform worse at a task using conventional methods, such as focusing, they quickly plan to complete the task, just like adults. Uses the method of changing the process.
Psychologist and neuroscientist Nicholas Schuck, head of the NeuroCrude Group, said the researchers’ findings suggest that while children are more easily distracted than adults, they are surprisingly easier to find new solutions. .