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Cognitive-Vestibular Interactions: A Review Of Patient Difficulties And Possible Mechanisms, Douglas Hanes, Gin Mccollum Jan 2006

Cognitive-Vestibular Interactions: A Review Of Patient Difficulties And Possible Mechanisms, Douglas Hanes, Gin Mccollum

Gin McCollum

Cognitive deficits such as poor concentration and short-term memory loss are known by clinicians to occur frequently among patients with vestibular abnormalities. Although direct scientific study of such deficits has been limited, several types of investigations do lend weight to the existence of vestibular-cognitive effects. In this article we review a wide range of studies indicating a vestibular influence on the ability to perform certain cognitive functions. In addition to tests of vestibular patient abilities, these studies include dual-task studies of cognitive and balance functions, studies of vestibular contribution to spatial perception and memory, and works demonstrating a vestibular influence ...