Motivational Modulation of Cognitive Control in ADHD

Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Motivational Modulation of Cognitive Control in ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a widely pervasive neurodevelopmental condition characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, contributing to difficulties in everyday activities. While ADHD has traditionally been considered a difference in cognition, motivational alterations have also been implicated in both theoretical and experimental models of ADHD. In this talk, Dr. Chiew will highlight recent research examining changes in motivational processes in ADHD, potential downstream consequences for cognitive performance, and implications for characterization and management of ADHD symptoms.

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Presented by 
Kimberly S. Chiew, Ph.D.
Kimberly S. Chiew, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

University of Denver

2019 Young Investigator Grant


Kimberly Chiew, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Denver and director of the Motivation, Affect, & Cognition Lab. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University. Dr. Chiew’s research combines behavioral, psychophysiological, and neural approaches to characterize how emotional and motivational influences modulate cognitive performance, with a particular focus on cognitive control and memory encoding outcomes, and how these relationships can change with development and psychopathology. Dr. Chiew has been recognized as a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science and has received research and fellowship support from the National Institute of Mental Health, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, National Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Moderated by
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., serves as the President & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the largest private funder of mental health research grants. Dr. Borenstein developed the Emmy-nominated public television program “Healthy Minds,” and serves as host and executive producer of the series. The program, broadcast nationwide, is available online, and focuses on topics in psychiatry in order to educate the public, reduce stigma and offer a message of hope. Dr. Borenstein served as Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatric News, the newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association from 2012 - 2023.

Dr. Borenstein is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and serves as the Chair of the Section of Psychiatry at the Academy. He also has served as the President of the New York State Psychiatric Association. Dr. Borenstein earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard and his medical degree at New York University.