When does walking alter thinking? Age and task associated findings

@article{Srygley2009WhenDW,
  title={When does walking alter thinking? Age and task associated findings},
  author={Jennifer M. Srygley and Anat Mirelman and Talia Herman and Nir Giladi and Jeffrey M. Hausdorff},
  journal={Brain Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={1253},
  pages={92-99}
}
Age-associated changes in gait are exacerbated when another task is performed simultaneously. We quantified the converse, i.e., the effects of walking on cognitive abilities, and determined the role of aging and executive function (EF) in any observed changes. 276 healthy older adults and 52 healthy young adults performed three cognitive tasks, i.e., serial 7 and 3 subtractions and phoneme-monitoring, while sitting and again while walking. Among the elderly, walking decreased performance on… CONTINUE READING
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