The Manhattan Adult ADD Support Group
                                                                       Were Not Lazy, Crazy Or Stupid:)
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Mission Statement: 
The Manhattan Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Support Group has offered  support, information, networking, and a sense of community to adults with ADD/ADHD since 1992.  We're not Lazy, Crazy, or Stupid:)
                  The Manhattan Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Support Group 
                                                     Our October 2016 Lecture: 

Date:                Thursday, October 6, 2016

Time:                6:00 - 9:00 PM
Topic:               Attention & Beyond:  New Vistas on ADD/ADHD
Speaker            Dr. Sabine Kastner


Location:           West End Collegiate Church (School Annex)
                           245 West 77th St (Between Broadway & West End Ave) 
                            NY, NY 10024

Donation:           5.00 To help the group defray its expenses

Overview Of Lecture:

Are you easily distracted? Does overload -- visual, auditory -- come all too often?
Is it tough to separate what's important from what isn't? Does it feel like your "filter" could use an upgrade?
If so, chances are you have company. And maybe you wonder about issues like:
  -- What is attention?
  -- Can it augment the more specific functions -- seeing, hearing -- that handle sensory awareness?
  -- Could an "attention state" also underpin a feature like language or memory or decision-making?
  -- Could a flagging attention state give rise to a situation like ADHD (or a certain type of  it)?
  -- Can attention drive behavior? Could a shortage of attention do a number on your ability to organize yourself or your activity?

About Our Speaker:  
Dr.  Kastner  is 
an expert on the subject of visual processing. Dr.  Kastner teaches cognitive psychology at Princeton University and heads the Neuroscience of Attention & Perception lab at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute.


About Our Support Group:

The Manhattan Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Support Group offers walk-in, peer-run support sessions for adults with ADD and ADHD (and has done this since 1992). In addition, it sponsors workshops led by experts in ADD/ADHD and other aspects of mental health.


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