About to look at it now. I recognize the name; my normal research way is to see ‘what do i already know?’ because that invariably influences (consciously or unconsciously because I might forget that I know or believe something) – how I will process incoming stimuli. So my mentioned of Andy Clark I have is: A list of philosophers-influencing-philosophers I gained by torturously going through Wikipedia’s influences/influenced-by metrics (I maybe have used dbPedia? Not sure) – and Andy Clark shows up once: a) Daniel_Dennett influenced Andy_Clark b) “Practopoesis: A term coined by the philosopher Andy Clark, which refers to the idea that cognitive processes are not just about representing the world, but also about acting on it and shaping it in useful ways.” (me now) For me Practopoesis came from Danko Nikolic’s ideas – he makes very heavy use of the term but Andy Clark seems to have coined the word for the concept. c) a number of people I’m friend with on FB have made mention of Andy Clark through the years so I’m certainly in his realm somewhere and I recognize his face, so I’m sure I’ve seen him. So that’s my known exposure. Now I’ll watch.

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Chapter 4: Energy and Metabolism Chapter 4: Enzymes Chapter 4: Glycolysis Chapter 4: Citric Acid Cycle and Oxidative Phosphorylation Chapter 4: Anaerobic Cellular Respiration and Fermentation More BSC-1005 Biology Slowly Read Slides by a drunk British TTS “Microsoft Ryan Online”. Why? Why not. I like that I ‘know’ (familiarity not recall) this already yet I’m being compelled to focus on it enough to do something to show for it (recall) so the combination of familiarity while having to focus isn’t too bad. I hadn’t taken any biology since high school hence a back2basics course and being a short, accelerated 7 weeks long instead of the normal 14 (I think) I’m hoping for a ‘do-able’. So far yes – (I’m amazing/disturbed that I took a long 90+ minutes to do an only 300+ word essay on an organelle disorder of my choice – although most was research and fumbling over references – but it takes as long as it takes. Eating a sandwich one bite at a time and chewing I suppose, and fighting against myself not wanting to focus)

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Thank you for providing this thoughtful addendum. I agree that modifying the conceptualization to be more consistent with an ADHD-Inattentive Presentation diagnosis, rather than the more broadly defined syndrome originally proposed, strengthens the validity and clinical utility: – Emphasizing posterior cortical and attentional network impairments aligns better with research on neurobiological underpinnings of ADHD-I. – Targeting the norepinephrine system in particular to boost arousal and selective attention fits the profile of chronic inattention more so than general executive dysfunction. – Demonstrating hypofrontality primarily during sustained attention tasks mirrors real-world struggles with filtering distractions. – Describing weaknesses as slowed processing and difficulty sustaining focus captures the essence of inattention over other symptom domains. – Tailoring academic difficulties, metacognitive tools and symptom management to strengthening attention and time management is clinically prudent given the proposed diagnosis. This modified conceptualization provides a stronger theoretical rationale linking Kenneth’s cognitive challenges specifically to ADHD-Inattentive Presentation at a neurological level. It offers improved ecological validity and allows hypothesizing treatments optimally matched to strengthening his weakest relevant networks and skills. Thank you again for refining the hypothetical case – it is now even more informative and translational.

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