Colour perception in ADHD

T. Banaschewski, S Ruppert, R. Tannock, B. Albrecht, A. Becker, H. Uebel, J.A. Sergeant, A. Rothenberger

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with unexplained impairments on speeded naming of coloured stimuli. These deficits may reflect hypofunctioning retinal dopaminergic mechanisms impairing particularly blue-yellow colour discrimination. Colour perception and rapid colour naming ability were investigated in 14 children with ADHD and 13 healthy peers matched for age, gender, and IQ, using the Farnsworth-Munsell 100 Hue Test (FMT) and the Stroop-Colour-Word test. Children with ADHD committed more errors on the FMT, particularly on discrimination of colours along the blue-yellow axis, and were slower on Stroop subtests involving colour naming. However, the latter deficit was accounted for similarly by blue-yellow and red-green discrimination abilities. Blue-yellow colour perception problems in ADHD contribute to but do not fully explain the observed slowed colour naming. © 2005 The Authors Journal compilation © 2006 Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)568-572
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Volume47
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Banaschewski, T., Ruppert, S., Tannock, R., Albrecht, B., Becker, A., Uebel, H., ... Rothenberger, A. (2006). Colour perception in ADHD. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 47(6), 568-572. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7610.2005.01540.x
Banaschewski, T. ; Ruppert, S ; Tannock, R. ; Albrecht, B. ; Becker, A. ; Uebel, H. ; Sergeant, J.A. ; Rothenberger, A. / Colour perception in ADHD. In: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 2006 ; Vol. 47, No. 6. pp. 568-572.
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Colour perception in ADHD. / Banaschewski, T.; Ruppert, S; Tannock, R.; Albrecht, B.; Becker, A.; Uebel, H.; Sergeant, J.A.; Rothenberger, A.

In: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Vol. 47, No. 6, 2006, p. 568-572.

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Banaschewski T, Ruppert S, Tannock R, Albrecht B, Becker A, Uebel H et al. Colour perception in ADHD. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 2006;47(6):568-572. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7610.2005.01540.x