Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Cognitive function impaired by Parkinson's

  • Comment

People with Parkinson’s disease can perform automated functions better than people who do not have the condition but have significant difficulty switching from easy to hard tasks, according to a new study.

Canadian researchers found that when asked to look at a light, sufferers were able to do so more accurately than non-sufferers. But when asked to change their behaviour, such as by looking away from the light, they struggled.

They stated that while Parkinson’s is often thought of as affecting people’s motor functions it can also lead to difficulties with more cognitive functions such as decision making. 

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs