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Another theory why people fidget is that they suff er problems with attention. It has been shown that people who fidget a lot tend to mind wander/daydream more and as they fidget whatever tasks they are doing tend to suff er. However, it isn’t yet known whether fidgeting is the cause or the solution to their attention problems, as fidgeting can help us to both calm or stimulate our attention levels. That fidgeting can help has been demonstrated through research on children with ADHD. When allowed to move their body, for example by spinning their chair, children Embed video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq7CiatolXE with ADHD did better on some cognitive tasks than neurotypical children for whom spinning and freedom of movement had no beneficial eff ect. https://tinyurl.com/ybvqwdvf Other studies d