2. Possible Causes of Hyperfocus

Currently, there is little scientific evidence that hyperfocus even exists. However, science and health communities have a strong understanding of ADHD and substantial first-hand anecdotal evidence from people with the condition. Studies show that many types of ADHD involve difficulty directing attention. This is a function of the prefrontal cortex in the frontal lobe. The stimulation triggers dopamine release, making it easier to stay on task. Some experts suggest that specific tasks release excess dopamine, making a person more likely to experience hyperfocus.

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