Increased Postural Demand Is Associated With Greater Cognitive Workload in Healthy Young Adults: A Pupillometry Study

@article{Kahya2018IncreasedPD,
  title={Increased Postural Demand Is Associated With Greater Cognitive Workload in Healthy Young Adults: A Pupillometry Study},
  author={Melike Kahya and Tyler A. Wood and Jacob J. Sosnoff and Hannes Devos},
  journal={Frontiers in Human Neuroscience},
  year={2018},
  volume={12}
}
Introduction: Balance tasks require cognitive resources to ensure postural stability. Pupillometry has been used to quantify cognitive workload of various cognitive tasks, but has not been studied in postural control. The current investigation utilized pupillometry to quantify the cognitive workload of postural control in healthy young adults. We hypothesized that cognitive workload, indexed by pupil size, will increase with challenging postural control conditions including visual occlusion and… 

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