Although it’s not as common as the U.S. medical system tends to portray it, ADHD is an existing condition which affects people around the world. It is characterized by a restless behavior and a tendency to lose interest in finishing whatever the person has started.
Astrophysicist Mario Livio thinks that it is exactly this kind of behavior which has stood behind Leonardo da Vinci’s many started and unfinished projects.
He notes that people with ADHD have the habit of seeking for various things to ward off boredom, but are unable to maintain their focus for a longer period. To put this into perspective, Da Vinci’s collection of all the available knowledge could be a strong indicator of this habit, as well as his inability to finish what he started.
Here’s what Mario Livio says about this:
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Source: Business Insider