10 March 2023

ADHD as desynchronization - DISTRACT talk by Mikka Nielsen

On Friday the 10th of March, Mikka Nielsen gave give a DISTRACT talk based on her research on ADHD. Mikka Nielsen is senior researcher at VIVE - The Danish Center for Social Science Research.


ADHD as desynchronization


ADHD is a neurobiological disorder and a diagnostic category. But ADHD is also an embodied experience of restlessness, of thoughts racing, and of an urge to fidget with something. Based on an ethnographic fieldwork among adults diagnosed with ADHD and drawing on phenomenological studies of time and mental illness, I will suggest that ADHD can be understood as a temporal phenomenon and a state of desynchronization.