oh I asked about a predator-prey model in ecology! Oh this one’s a tasty analogy to adhd:
In the predator-prey model in ecology, the timing and coordination of the predator’s hunting strategy and the prey’s evasion tactics are crucial for the survival of both species. In this analogy, the predator can be thought of as the motor system and the prey as the incoming stimuli. The predator’s attention and salience towards the prey is analogous to the attention and salience towards incoming stimuli in motor timing and coordination. The predator’s hunting strategy and the prey’s evasion tactics can be thought of as the motor function and control. The predator’s ability to catch the prey, or the prey’s ability to evade the predator, can be thought of as the feedback from the environment on the result of the motor control error. In this analogy, ADHD can be thought of as a problem with the predator’s hunting strategy, causing it to be less precise and efficient, resulting in less successful hunts. This can be corrected through changes in hunting tactics or training to improve hunting skills.