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.
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