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Patterns of Abnormal Visual Attention in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Bob, May 23, 2013.

  1. Bob

    Bob

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    New study looking at abnormalities in visual attention in ME patients, confirms patients' reports of difficulties.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23689679

    Patterns of Abnormal Visual Attention in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.
    Optom Vis Sci. 2013 May 17. [Epub ahead of print]
    Hutchinson CV, Badham SP.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23689679

    CONCLUSIONS:
    We have provided experimental evidence for ME/CFS-related difficulties in directing visual attention. These findings support the subjective reports of those with ME/CFS and could represent a potential means to improve diagnosis.
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    Firestormm Senior Member

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    Can anyone clarify for me the terminology used? Thanks :)
  3. adreno

    adreno 3% neanderthal

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    These are cognitive tests, performed on a PC and designed to evaluate visual attention skills, based on reaction times and accuracy.
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    I'm not familiar with them either. As adreno says, they are a variety of visual attention tests.
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    Firestormm Senior Member

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    Ok. Thanks :)
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  6. Marco

    Marco Old blackguard

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    I suspect that its the attention angle rather than any visual deficits that's the main issue here.
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  7. Simon

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    Google is your friend :)

    From Wikipedia:
    Perhaps more helpful is this crude demo.


    Edit: demo link fixed, click on 'tour' on LHS
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    Firestormm Senior Member

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    Thanks my friend. The relation to driving appears particularly apt to my own circumstances and 'fear avoidance' i.e. I no longer drive because of certain issues I experienced. This in part is also because of the epilepsy I must admit but in the main because of cognitive problems that could not be attributed to the same source. Doctors advised me not to drive and frankly I'm scared witless now to do so. I believe other drivers are grateful also :)
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  9. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    So I have an excuse for my brother always beating me at computer games?
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