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Link: Can you Walk and Chew Gum at the Same Time?

Ever heard the expression « bet you can’t walk and chew gum at the same time? » I am not sure I really appreciated the full extent of its meaning until just last week.

At the 3rd International Congress on Gait and Mental Function in Washington DC in February, a series of new research studies were unveiled. One such study, described by Prof. Jeffrey M. Hausdorff , Director of Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, was on the topic of dual-tasking while waking. That is, walking and doing one other thing at the same time – like talking, observing the trees and flowers or other tasks that require a little attention.

Posted on by T.A.O. on 30th August 2014 to the tread https://www.facebook.com/groups/251477975360/permalink/10154491879730361/.

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Link: Cognitive and affective dysfunctions in autoimmune thyroiditis

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) is the most frequent cause of hypothyroidism in areas with sufficient iodine intake. While the impact of thyroid function on mood and cognition is well known, only in the recent years, an increasing number of studies report on the association of HT with cognitive and affective disturbances also in the euthyroid state. Recent imaging studies have shown that these impairments are accompanied by altered brain perfusion, in particular, in the frontal lobe and a reduced gray matter density in the left inferior gyrus frontalis. Brain function abnormalities in euthyroid patients with HT may be subtle and only detected by specific testing or even severe as it is the case in the rare neuropsychiatric disorder Hashimoto’s encephalopathy (HE).

 

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