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Front Neurol


Cognitive dual-task cost depends on the complexity of the cognitive task, but not on age and disease.


Bianchini E, Warmerdam E, Romijnders R, Hansen C, Pontieri FE, Maetzler W
Front Neurol. 2022; 13:964207.
PMID: 36313514.


Dual-tasking (DT) while walking is common in daily life and can affect both gait and cognitive performance depending on age, attention prioritization, task complexity and medical condition. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of DT on cognitive DT cost (DTC) (i) in a dataset including participants of different age groups, with different neurological disorders and chronic low-back pain (cLBP) (ii) at different levels of cognitive task complexity, and (iii) in the context of a setting relevant to daily life, such as combined straight walking and turning.