The Basal Ganglia and Intention Programs

  • Leonard F. KoziolEmail author
  • Deborah Ely Budding
  • Dana Chidekel
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Neuroscience book series (BRIEFSNEUROSCI)


Denckla and Reiss were perhaps the first to propose ADHD as a disorder of intention rather than as a disorder of attention. Understanding cortico-basal ganglia connections allows us to conceptualize ADHD as a disturbance within the brain’s intention programs. In its broadest sense, selecting the most adaptive behavior and suppressing competing behaviors reflect how the brain formulates and executes its intentions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonard F. Koziol
    • 1
    Email author
  • Deborah Ely Budding
    • 2
    • 4
  • Dana Chidekel
    • 3
  1. 1.Neuropsychological ConsultantArlington HeightsUSA
  2. 2.Harbor-UCLA Medical CenterTorranceUSA
  3. 3.Private PracticeTarzanaUSA
  4. 4.Private PracticeManhattan BeachUSA

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