We can go for a run and listen to music through headphones or eat and watch TV together. But when the two actions that we do at the same time are “active”;for example, answering a phone call while taking notes, the situation is not so simple and he can write one thing while thinking another. Scientific research has shown that Our brain is not good at handling many tasks as it seemed to us.
So far science has to be considered Mental decline can be a sign of multitasking (or “cognitive”) from the age of 65 But a new study published in The Lancet Healthy Longevity shows that this ability to “multitask” declines in middle age, that is, before 10 years. Thus also the revelation of this work reaches its conclusion; walking and talking or thinking at the same time it is a harbinger of impending dementia. In fact, the researchers were convinced that this discovery could be made available earlier by screening tests.
“The ability to walk while performing another task, a common situation in everyday life, begins to decline in the middle of the sixth decade of life,” says Junhong Zhou, the study’s principal investigator and associate scientist at the Hinda Institute, and Arthur Marcus of * Harvard Medical Research School in Senecaat Boston This must be accomplished by a great work. About 1,000 people in Spain collected data and studied who participates in Barcelona Brain Health Initiative between May 2018 and July 2020. Of these, more than 600 have been tested for the ability to walk and think together.
The study shows a decline in our ability to perform double-driving can cause accidents and injuries. Zhou says this is closely related to the ability to think and underlying brain function. “This event would be a marker of brain health“, it indicates and the opposite could be the solution: “the intervention by performing the cognitive function could help maintain and improve the double movement; reduce the risk of dementia later of life,’ said the scientist.
The brain’s ability to multitask is declining faster than we thought
The ability doing two things at the same time when he was walking he was reduced to the age of 50″until a decade before what is traditionally “old” for study. The researchers described their research as the first to describe the links between age, dual driving, and mental function in healthy middle-aged adults. “Older adults tend to focus more on businessbut the priority of the offices consists chiefly in their dignity; for example, in double-duty driving, they can focus more on maintaining their pace so they don’t fall,” he said.
There are many factors helping to determine the ability to perform two tasksand especially for the health of the brain, Zhou is noted. Studies have shown; As we age, the connections between neurons in the brain decreasewhich affects its effectiveness, especially in the areas of the brain involved in attention and information. “These types of age-related changes in neural activity are associated with a decline in brain function, which is a major contributor to this decline in multitasking ability,” Zhou says.
For the study, Zhou and colleagues About 1,000 are collected in Spain and more than 600 have been tested for the ability to walk and think together. Zhou said that “older people had a worse dual task of walking, suggesting that underlying cognitive function and/or brain health contributed significantly to the discrepancy.” In conclusion, we show the studies people with a greater inability to do two things at once have a significantly higher risk of developing dementia.