Why Multitasking While Walking is an awful idea

 

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Earnest believes teens may be another population most at risk to the effects of multitasking while walking because of their tendency to engage in riskier behavior but adds, “The same risks apply to those in the workplace and bustle around town during their daily commute.”. 2. Multitasking doesn’t help you get more done in less time. Researchers at Stanford determined that doing more than one task at a time is less productive than focusing on one task at a time. 3. Multitasking decreases your productivity and your performance.

Our brains are not wired to focus on more than one task at a time. Here’s why you’ll get more done by multitasking less. We all do it: Text while walking or email during meetings. But too much multitasking can actually make you LESS efficient. The truth is that sometimes multitasking is a very bad idea, sometimes it doesn’t help, but also doesn’t hurt much, and sometimes it brings great benefits. even chewing gum while walking.

“The results are bad on every level – sloppy work, poor decision-making, increased stress, lack of creativity, [etc.].” He added that multitasking is unproductive because less quality work is. Multitasking can lead to falling and breaking bones. A study of the elderly found that multitasking was likely to affect women’s gait, leading to a significantly greater number of. Minimizing the Negative Consequences of Multitasking. So is the damage from multitasking permanent, or will putting an end to multitasking undo the damage? Nass says that while further investigations are needed, the current evidence suggests that people who stop multitasking will be able to perform better.

Why is multitasking seen as a positive trait? Admittedly, in the past I’ve been a serial multitasker. It’s satisfying being able to do lots of things all at once—it makes you feel productive and efficient, but in reality, I’m sure the quality of what I was doing was compromised. Many times you will realize while being on a conference call on your mobile phone, you are also browsing through your mail on your laptop. This is a common multitasking activity.

Multitasking is usually a bad idea, but here are 5 times when it’s okay Multitasking isn’t always a bad choice, here are a few times where if you multitask, you’re likely to be more.

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The problem is not multitasking, the problem is the assumption that multitasking means being reactive to all incoming stimuli and therefore jumping around from one task to another as the emergency of the moment dictates.

“Knock 'em Dead: The Ultimate Job Search Guide” by Martin Yate
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by Martin Yate
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In his book The Myth of Multitasking: How “Doing It All”Gets Nothing Done (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008), Dave Crenshaw points out that genuine multitasking is actually impossible and suggests the more accurate alternative term “switchtasking.”

“The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction” by Alan Jacobs
from The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction
by Alan Jacobs
Oxford University Press, 2011

Distracted walking increases the risk of injury since the user focuses is distracted by the use of smart-phones while walking [1].

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from Emerging Trends in Computing and Expert Technology
by D. Jude Hemanth, V. D. Ambeth Kumar, et. al.
Springer International Publishing, 2019

May lead to difficulty initiating walking and can cause “freezing episodes” while walking.

“Stop Alzheimer's Now!: How to Prevent and Reverse Dementia, Parkinson's, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, and Other Neurodegenerative Disorders” by Bruce Fife, Russell L Blaylock
from Stop Alzheimer’s Now!: How to Prevent and Reverse Dementia, Parkinson’s, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, and Other Neurodegenerative Disorders
by Bruce Fife, Russell L Blaylock
Piccadilly Books, 2016

Walking 20 metres in a test situation is very different from walking while concentrating on the task in hand and adapting to an environment which is constantly changing.

“Steps to Follow: The Comprehensive Treatment of Patients with Hemiplegia” by Patricia M. Davies, D.J. Brühwiller, J. Kesselring, R. Gierig
from Steps to Follow: The Comprehensive Treatment of Patients with Hemiplegia
by Patricia M. Davies, D.J. Brühwiller, et. al.
Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2000

Walking is probably the single most beneficial form of human movement, and it is a wonderful expression of rhythm.

“Constructive Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide” by Michael J. Mahoney
from Constructive Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide
by Michael J. Mahoney
Guilford Publications, 2003

BENEFITS AND DRAWBACKS: Walking is fundamental to the human experience: It is our primary way of moving about.

“3 Minutes to a Pain-Free Life: The Groundbreaking Program for Total Body Pain Prevention and Rapid Relief” by Joseph Weisberg, Heidi Shink
from 3 Minutes to a Pain-Free Life: The Groundbreaking Program for Total Body Pain Prevention and Rapid Relief
by Joseph Weisberg, Heidi Shink
Pocket Books, 2005

One would expect walking to be slower in cluttered environments than in uncluttered environments.

“Human Motor Control” by David A. Rosenbaum
from Human Motor Control
by David A. Rosenbaum
Elsevier Science, 2009

Being distracted and multitasking aren’t always necessarily bad.

“Psychology in Action” by Karen Huffman, Katherine Dowdell, Catherine A. Sanderson
from Psychology in Action
by Karen Huffman, Katherine Dowdell, Catherine A. Sanderson
Wiley, 2017

Telescoping is not the same as multitasking.

“Media Literacy” by W. James Potter
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by W. James Potter
SAGE Publications, 2013

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  • Not to sound pessimistic, but if we’re defining smart as being intelligent and measure “being intelligent” with the IQ score, the 7. myth is not actually so much of a myth. It seems as though you can not improve your IQ, you can only lower it. Of course, you can minimize factors that temporarily or permanently lower it, but you can not actively increase it. And you basically hit your peek IQ with 8 hours of sleep, a good diet and some exercise, which is what everyone here probably already does.

  • Can you do a video comparison for being a PA vs a MD? I am currently in school and am back and forth on what route I should do. I am deciding either PA neurosurgery or Neurologist with a MD.

  • Great vid! For that first myth, i’ve even heard somewhere that humans have the ability to lift cars if they used more than 10% of their brain,and that strength is limited by the brain. I knew it was a myth, even though it may be true to a certain extent

  • Once i met a doctor, since im mixed? (i don’t know the actual term, like i do half of the things with my left hand and half of the things with right) he noticed and said it will effect my cognitive functioning(in learning & studying). Is it scientifically proven?

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  • Thank you for making this video really.. and in general thank you for being a youtuber and helping us in many and various ways. Keep making videos, because they help so many students (like me) to understand some things, that were told and taught by other people wrong. Thank you again and have a beautiful day doc��✨

  • You moron.

    That is not multitasking.

    That is hesitationg.

    But agreed that some may believe these to be like skills, great to be apraised.
    But then again it is nothing.

    But ais this videos doer fucki ng stupid?
    Good luck in the future to try to be smart.

    Or!
    Make this video again, and actually say things right.

    That man on this video anyways sounds like stupid.

    Did you know..
    Multitasking is actually quite misunderstood subject too?

  • … meanwhile, I’m commenting this w my left hand, doodling w my right hand, listening to him w my ears, chewing w my teeth, reading my science book w my eyes, and bouncing a ball w my feet. This is not a joke, and I’m kinda dissapointed in myself lmao…

    But wait, what about listening to background music while doing something? Songs help me find inspiration & mood for my writing & drawing(I’m a novelist and character designer) and while doing this, I have to focus on both of them and try combining it together nicely. Also, I don’t always multitask, only when I’m on a break or something.

  • My dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in the young age of 42. He’s in stage 2 now and I see how it’s slowly affecting him. And he has the shakes pretty bad.

  • Awesome video. This is something I learned as an athlete in college. Also, last week my barber and I were talking about how “multi tasking” effects us.

  • Random question, but I want to go into medicine, but need to pee like every 2 hours. Is this a problem and should I start like training myself to be able to longer without needing to use the restroom?

  • Random question, but I want to go into medicine, but need to pee like every 2 hours. Is this a problem and should I start like training myself to be able to longer without needing to use the restroom?

  • I’m really a monotasking person, I focus a lot in one thing at the time, and I don’t know how to tell my brother I don’t want to change that, he use to be a soldier, and also a waiter, now he is a phd in phylosophy of law, he is very good at multitasking, he finished his master degree while working at a office, running a business and having a really demanding girlfriend and he criticise my way of developing at everything, like studying (I study pure math and physics) or washing dishes, or cooking, (also my mother is really good at multitasking and think the same as my brother that I should not be a monotasking), since I can’t talk and do something else at the same time. Also I’m very slow, I tend to overthink everything.

  • Some of the script for this is directly ripped from “The One Thing” book. It’s funny because I was just reading the part of the book this is ripped from and then listened to this video and was like ‘huh, that sounds familiar”

  • Multitasking können Frauen doch nicht dafür andere Geschlechter wie die neuen Geschlechter umso mehr Männer Zwitter bei Tieren oder das dritte Geschlecht  Es

  • Dr. J went full mythbusters neuroanatomy style. I’ve read multiple books with the premise being that there are differences between left brained and right brained people. Also less so, but seen plenty of self-help propaganda about kinesthetic, visual, and auditory learning and why you should cater to one style if that’s the way you learn.

  • I get 9 hours of sleep per night, read for two hours a day, and run for 30 minutes. Pretty soon, I’ll be smarter than steven pinker.

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  • I have parasomnias, that’s how I started looking for the other symptoms. Creepy disease that we don’t know so much still. ��‍♂️��‍♂️

  • Thank you for this introduction to PD.
    PS:
    Did you know that the BalanceWear® Vest helps people with Parkinson’s Disease? Does anyone hear of it? BalanceWear® Vest is developed to help patients suffering losses of three-dimensional balance, postural control and, alignment, which may be a side effect of a wide variety of neurologic and orthopedic disorders including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Ataxia, Stroke, spinal disc dysfunction, and more. You can learn more about the vest at http://www.motiontherapeutics.com

  • It seems that my brain sees this video as a multitasking activity: those hands distract me and I lost attention multiple times, thinking of some other things, like “omg nice handwriting this dude has”. I have a very short attention span

  • So very true, I believe the difference between what you have to focus on (writing an essay) and what you don’t focus on (walking) is a difference in neural pathways. The pathways make the walking automatic, however if someone has not walked before it would require focus as it is not automatic. If you wrote an essay 250 times over, the same words every time, it would be automatic and not require any focus.

  • Very well put together video. Thank you for this. When we multitask our performance will decrease. It will be very hard at first for multitaskers to break the vice, because they will basically, rewire their brain to start doing one task at a time again. After you break the vice you will see huge improvements in your life!

  • Thank you so much for sharing this information. A library of additional resources for those who care for a loved one with Parkinson’s is available here: http://livewellathome.com/category/parkinsons/

  • This tutorial video has been really beneficial!! parkinson can be chronic if not treated well. Every ailment depends on the lifestyle of a person and everyone should follow a healthy lifestyle along with correct,medication. You can prefer planet Ayurveda’s parkinson’s pack for treatment in natural ways and manufacturing products with no side effects.

  • I excersised, did homework, watched TV, and talked on the phone all at the and I understood everything that happened in the show, got a good grade on homework, gained muscle, and kept a conversation going smoothly. So based on personal experience I disagree with this video

  • But eating whule reading doesn’t really require you to focus on two at the same time. Can’t one focus on reading while eating subconsciously/automatically?

  • My husband was diagnosed with PD a year ago (56 years old) he is slow movement, Disturbed sleep, and restless legs and hands while resting (while resting in the afternoons and night time. he was my all and the symptoms were terrible, he was taking pramipexole (Sifrol), carbidopa/levodopa and Biperiden, 2 mg. he had to stop due to side effects and started physical therapy to strengthen muscles. we tried various therapies prescribed nothing was really working. He never stopped battling it, He started on Parkinsons disease herbal treatment from kunime herbs, my husband told me that the Dr. Fabien. I contact him on his website http://www.kunimeherbs.com and i made an order of the medicine, he started taking the kunime herbs. I know that God is in control and that I need to trust Him. his symptoms totally declined over 2 months of using the medicine and now he leaving a healthy life Parkinson disease free after the treatment.

  • Good day,

    I need your advice:

    With regards to burnout, I’ve just finished a preperatory program for medical school, and I was accepted directly into medical school.

    I’ve studied basic knowledge about human structure & function, chemistry, biochemistry, algebra, and physics. I have a cummulative GPA of 3.8.

    It’s summer break now, and I want to just relax and forget about school for a bit. At the same time, one part of me wants to prepare for the 1st semester of medical school by taking a “PreMed bridging program/course”. (A program that takes 3 blocks [given 1st semmester of 1st year in], but is condenses into 6 weeks). It’s taught in the same style as in the first semester of Medical School.

    *This program teaches physiology, Histology, anatomy, clinical anatomy, and time management.

    *It includes TBLs, PBLs, OSPEs, simple reasearch about some medical cases + individual and team presentations of the research done on these medical cases.
    *All of this plus in class individual & teams based assessments (i-RAT & t-RAT), midterms, and finals.

    The PreMed program,in my opinion, is good im terms of grtting exposure to the studying atmosphere of the 1st year of medical school; but at the same time, I don’t want,me not having the entire summer break off, to cause potential burnout in 1st year of medical school.

    What should I do? (What do you recommend)?

    PLUS: In the summer break I want to take care of my dental health, other health check-ups, play video games, watch movies, go out with friends and family, play football, and sports in general [I might not do all of these things because of potential procrastination].

  • Hey, this is great video bro. I surprise when I only see 161 view and 20 subscriber plus 20 like. You deserve one subscriber from me.

  • Me hearing can’t do more than one thing at the same. Me thinking I’m eating while watching this video at the same time. What are you saying I can only pick one?

  • I’m about to study for a big exam that I feel way too dumb to be doing for a subject I believe is slightly out of my reach. Needed this. Thank you!

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    A.William helps a lot of people getting healthy again without “ignoring” doctors. And its just food, which fuels the cause of illness.
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  • I’m a habitual multi-tasker, I need to work on focusing on 1 thing at a time.  I’m multi-tasking right now!!  Great videos btw, love your channel.

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  • Hello, Dr. Jubbal! I was wondering if you could give me some advice on my extracurricular activities and research for medical school. I am a junior in high school. However, I am a duel enrollment student and will receive my associates degree by the time I graduate. Because I will be a junior in college right after high school, should I be doing more research and extracurricular activity’s specifically for med school now? What types of research should I be looking into because of the lack of time? Thank you.

  • I can too do multitask
    I can listen to class(different subject) and write incomplete notes(different subject, without the teacher noticing me.) at the same time!

  • Is writing while music is going on in the background good ir bad
    Is writing articles while watching a movie good or bad
    Can we read a book and watch a movie at the same time
    Because I have all this habits.

  • GREAT INFORMATION AND VIDEO THANKS EVERYONE. I have Parkinson’s and type two diabetic
    Battling for 9 year’s. Trimmers, BODY hurts, and feet swell. Balance and walking more. ENJOY YOUR DAY EVERYONE

  • Thanks for watching everyone! If you’d like to learn more about the science of music and studying, I have a video for you to watch: https://youtu.be/k2EAdxB8dXw

  • So frying french fries while cutting more potatos while watching the dog in the yard while watching nuggets so they don’t burn isn’t good for me? �� oops

  • It’s quite the difficult habit to break, easier said than done. I know it’s effecting my studies, but it’s difficult to break the habit of stopping to check on something else. I haven’t always been like this, either. I found this while searching “how to stop”, & I already know it’s a negative.

  • Thank you SO MUCh for this information.My husband has just been diagnosed and this helpful talk will help me to know what to expect and how to help my hunband. I am going to go to Movementneurologist.Heard on radio as well that someone specialising movement therapies is most helpful.

  • I was diagnosed with Parkinson”s syndrome in may of last year. I had essential tremors since age 55. I have a stooped posture, right arm was not moving. I also have a pulsating feeling in my body. My legs tingle and they were cold.i was advised to give a try on Total cure herbal foundation herbal formula by my doctors which i truly did and the herbal treatment help me get rid Parkinson disease PD within the short period of 15 weeks usage,please do not hesitate to place an order from them at http://www.totalcureherbsfoundation.com because the herbal products relief me automatically and terminated all the symptoms.

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  • I’ve always believed it doesn’t matter if you have the worlds most powerful computer if all you do with it is watch YouTube, scroll through Instagram and Facebook… what does it matter if all your ancestors were amazing runners or scientists or athletes, if you never get off the couch you will never realize your full potential. Use it or lose it

  • the changes i am going to try to make is become better at multi-tasking when it comes to my classwork and be with my daughter at the same time.

  • Awesome video! Always been very interested in this topic. I’ve searched around and found that coffee fruit extract (thr red part of the plant) was found to drastically increase BDNF levels in blood plasma of humans (up to 143%). Not the best at assessing these articles, it wasn’t a huge study, but could you maybe do a video focusing exclusively on ways to boost neurogenesis? And does raising BDNF directly cause neurogenesis?

  • Thank you for your video. I used to think that I am a great multitasker, but I recently found out that I really suck at everything. once I started to focus on one thing at a time my productivity drastically improved.

  • So enhanced neurogenesis might be why people observe long term positive effects from meditation.(if I was not misinformed that this is indeed the case)

  • I started out taking only Azilect, then Mirapex for my Parkinson disease, as the disease progressed they didn’t help much. A year ago I started on PD TREATMENT PROTOCOL from Herbal Health Point (ww w. herbalhealthpoint. c om). One month into the treatment, I made a significant recovery, my symptoms were gone including tremors. Its been months since I completed the treatment, I am symptom free and I live a very product life

  • I am computer illiterate and I don’t know what to do I can’t get a srait answer if you can help me I have some questions about strange things happening to me I tried I can’t find out what the semtons are I have tremers and strange things happening to me I don’t know who to talk to

  • Check my spine rehab vid. You stretch on boards on a wall to channel myofascia through the cervical discs to improve curvature and fix problems.

    I found that many Parkinson’s like my dad have loss of curvature or other minor or major issues. Then I found that some patients have tiny blockages in the spine which can cause lack of muscle control or other mind / body connection issues with regards to symptoms of the disease. Not all but many.
    If my system is the only way to correct and free those blockages then it could be a cure 4 Parkinson’s. They refuse to study it and I contacted the Fox foundation and got no response.
    All they care about it drugs they can sell, not natural cures or rehab.
    Check my vid thanks
    Yes other rehab is good but my system works 1000’s of precise angles to correct curvature no other method can. It’s not easy and it teaches balance

  • Does anybody know why tremors occurred at rest during the day but does not occur during the night although it is also during a very deep rest!

  • God can heal all things, we are his disciples and anyone who is facing a diagnosis of Parkinson follow these steps: 1. Repent of your sins. 2. Decree and Declare the healing blood of Jesus over you as much as possible and speak out that you do not have Parkinson’s Disease, that you have the mind of Christ and your body is God’s temple. No disease, nor sickness can function in your body. 3. Profess that Jesus healed the servant of the centerion who came and said send your word and The Faith of the Centurion (Also “Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you…” Exodus @) Turn on your worship music and move your lips or body to the music as best you can!)
    …8The centurion answered, “Lord, I am not worthy to have You come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. 9For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell one to go, and he goes; and another to come, and he comes. I tell my servant to do something, and he does it.” 10When Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those following Him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith……So decree and declare that you have the faith of the centurion and today you receive the healing of you body.13Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! As you have believed, so will it be done for you.” And his servant was healed at that very hour.…4.Please say, I accept my healing, because as the servant was healed at that very hour, so am I healed at this very hour, because Jesus is the same today, yesterday and forever. 5. Next, do something you normally cannot do and give God the glory. 6.Finally, go to every church and give a testimony to encourage others, because we overcome by the blood of Jesus and words of our testimony.

  • First of all, very nice video and interpretation of multitasking. And Maybe it’s a little oversimplified but let me tell you guys why I believe in multitasking is wrong. My head aches like hell when I try to carry out multiple tasks at once, and in the opposite, I feel so good and do better on one single job.

  • The changes that I would make to my personal lifestyle is to multitask but to also make sure I do each job perfectly and not half way doing things.

  • Dr. Jubbal thank you I am recovering from TBI and knowing and discovering your channell is a great breath of fresh air keep it up

    Thaaank you

  • I hope the directors in my job can watch and get the point of this video and understand this scientific studio. Thanks BBC Ideas. ��

  • Hello comments section! I want to know… do you consider yourself to be a multitasker? If so, were you aware of any of these studies? What do you think of them? Let me know!

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  • actually listening to music does hinder what you take in when reading. Background white noise and classical music seems to be OK though. Music with lyrics, definitely no.

  • unfortunately you debunked some brain myths but put up some new ones as part of your reasoning

    like “the concentration of neurons is the reason we’re smart” or “neurogenesis makes you smarter”

  • you contracted yourself multiple times. its obvious you care, but i would not personally grant you a masters. Stop talking like me, a PhD in this. It’s embarassing.

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  • Wait a minute!! I have a question for you. Don’t you think you killed our eyes with drawing, writing and listening already? isn’t that multi-tasking in itself?? Well, at least if you drew/wrote separately and recorded over it later FINE you made us go crazy (forced our brain to watch, listen and follow your hands)…. brain was busy:)

  • PD is for a great part mental. It is a brain disease, and the brain controls our movements as well as our thinking and feeling. This man only enumerates physical symptoms. However, it is AS IMPORTANT to talk about the changes in thinking, especially also the difficulty to initiate actions, to DO something. PD patients have great difficulty taking initiative, to just do things. It looks like they don’t know or don’t want to do something, but they just can’t get started. So, many things remain undone, or happen only after the patient is pushed (by herself or other). For this same reason, it seems they do not care anymore about their environment and people. But when pushed a little, their empathy is still there. Etc. Somehow this is a tabu area, doctors talk about tremor as if that is all.

  • U have to provide the environment where by the body heals it’s self, to do that you have to remove out all the blockages that hinder the Job of the fresh blood, Parkinson’s is caused by smocking all types of smocking cigarettes weed Shishah and from medicines all chemical medicines have it’s share in causing Parkinson’s even the medicines that are subscribed for treating it have serious side effects, other by inhaling chemicals for a long time all types of chemicals cleaning chemicals industrial chemicals extra…. The human body is not designed to digest or even detox this chemicals from the body that’s why it stays in the body and ends up in all areas and points that is not active physically in the human body…To remove this Toxins we use Hijjama treatment. U have to find a professional Hijjama Doctor and get it done from the first treatment the person will feel better,,,it depends on the Doctor how many sessions a person need according to the condition… Hijjama mostly used for prevention and maintaining a healthy toxic free body…. Hijama treats many disease anything concerning the head from headache/ Alzahimar /Parkinson’s, pains generally and more.

  • It’s a funny coincidence that you talked about the whole 10% myth. I enjoy sci-fi movies but they almost always say the same thing when talking about intelligence. It’s frustrating because they’re misleading so many people knowingly

  • Here goes,

    Posting this here because I know some of you do research and think I may have stumbled upon a very important insight concerning the etiologies of various neurodegenerative disorders and maybe degenerative disorders in general.

    I’ll cut to the chase and ask the question and then explain how I got to the hypothesis. It is: Is it possible that distinct neurodegenerative and musculoskeletal degenerative disorders are in fact be specific symptom complexes that correspond to dysfunction of specific substructures of the cervical ganglia which subsequently alter certain functionalities of the choroid plexus and have downstream effects on the basal ganglia and spine?

    A recent medical situation in my life prompted me to conduct some personal research to better understand my condition. As a result, I became familiarized with the dynamics of a specific system of structures in the body that, if better understood and regarded as a unified whole, could potentially shed a brighter light in the etiologies of degenerative disorders.

    Essentially, my research led to make connections between three structures in the neck and head: the cervical ganglia, the choroid plexus, and the basal ganglia.

    A few observations became key in developing this idea about cervical ganglia involvement in degenerative disease. The first had to do with the basal ganglia. Basal ganglia dysfunction can cause a dearth of dopamine in the brain and subsequent cluster headaches and Parkinsonism/movement disorder symptomatology. This structure controls voluntary movement in the body and so in the case of movement disorders, it is usually the culprit. The question then becomes what is the fundamental cause of this dysfunction?

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaneurology/fullarticle/784785

    Thinking about a specific syndrome called Eagle’s Syndrome which often presents with symptomatology similar if not identical to that of neurodegenerative/movement disorder. Eagle’s Syndrome is an abnormal ossification and elongation of the styloid process at the base of the skull that interferes with the cervical ganglia and carotid arteries in the neck and creates symptoms.

    https://actascientific.com/ASDS/pdf/ASDS-02-0202.pdf

    I wondered if superior cervical ganglia dysfunction could have downstream effects on the basal ganglia and cause disorder. So I began to attempt to understand the dynamic relationship between the cervical and basal ganglia.

    I began to look more closely at the cervical ganglia, in particular the superior cervical ganglia. This structure innervates the eye, parts of the face, the throat and sinuses, stimulates mucous production, has a part in regulating heartbeat (an aside: the disruption of the cervical ganglia when an Eagle’s Syndrome sufferer turns their head can result in panic symptoms: palpitations, dry mouth, gagging, so this could be a tool when thinking about mental heath physiopathologies as well), and also found that it is the only peripheral structure that sympathetically innervates areas of the head and brain. In particular, it innervates a structure in the brain called the choroid plexus. This was the next bridge on my way to the basal ganglia.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superior_cervical_ganglion

    The choroid plexus and found that it has a few very important functions: 1. To release transferrin that promotes iron homeostasis in the brain 2. Send agents to bind with antibodies to be flushed out of the system when infections are resolved and 3. Stimulate production of cerebrospinal fluid. That all struck me as fairly promising.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choroid_plexus

    I started with antibodies and found articles about post-infection movement disorders (specifically PANDAS, about which there is now literature about non-pediatric cases) where it is shown that sufferers have anti basal ganglia antibodies.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK333433/

    It struck me that if a substructure of the cervical ganglia that innervates parts of the choroid plexus that promote production of antibody binding agents is dysfunctional, an infection could very well trigger an indefinite autoimmune response, attacking the basal ganglia and other systems. Some neurodegenerative and degenerative disorders like MS are thought to be autoimmune, and disruption of the cervical ganglia and subsequent introduction of infection could precipitate an indefinite autoimmune response. Symptom progression might depend on the nature of the ganglia dysfunction (if it is ongoing, say, due to injury and resulting occlusion, or intermittent, say, due to Eagle’s Syndrome, in which turning the head causes ganglia disruption), theoretically accounting for the different subtypes of MS.

    https://www.nationalmssociety.org/What-is-MS/Definition-of-MS/Immune-mediated-disease

    I also had the thought that if iron deregulation in the brain could be caused by dysfunction of a specific substructure of the cervical ganglia and subsequently the choroid plexus, maybe iron irregularities in the basal ganglia would be observed in sufferers of movement disorders, and sure enough, it’s observed in most, if not all of them. At this point I felt like I was really onto something.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/22266337/

    And then a thought occurred to me: what if the first domino to fall in the etiologic chain of ALL of these degenerative disorders begins in the cervical ganglia? This could be why there are peripheral nervous system symptoms that manifest early in diseases like MS (the cervical ganglia innervates the eye and throat and heart, so vision dysfunction, dysphasia, heart rhythm problems etc would be some of the first symptoms you’d expect to see in this etiologic formulation). I’d seen papers talk about a corticothalamic basal ganglia circuit, but not much of anything about the cervical ganglia or choroid plexus, and I thought, “maybe the cervical ganglia is part of that circuit, affecting it indirectly but very profoundly.”

    Not everyone who suffers from degenerative diseases would have Eagle’s Syndrome of course, but maybe there would be occlusion/tortuosity of the ECA or cervical ganglia, or maybe a trauma shifted their positions leaving the cervical ganglia susceptible to injury, or maybe genetic degenerative disorders’ gene expressions simply omit instructions for certain substructures of the cervical ganglia to form and subsequently instruct the choroid plexus.

    So the idea is, if there are three main tasks of the choroid plexus, then there are seven combinations of those tasks (1; 2; 3; 1+2; 2+3; 1+3; and 1+2+3), and there are two ways for each of those tasks to dysfunction (over-firing or under-firing, although I’m not exactly sure about this detail), then each combination of simultaneous or sole dysfunction of cervical ganglia substructures which correspond to areas of the choroid plexus that are involved with completion of one of these three tasks would represent a distinct symptomatology—i.e., a distinct degenerative disorder.

    Important to note is that for antibody binding dysfunction due to lack of transferrin to become part of a neurodegenerative symptom complex, it may require an initial infection of a certain type to kick-start an autoimmune response strong enough to manifest in this way. In my reading about PANDAS I came across mention of “molecular mimicry,” and I thought maybe it was possible in the case of infections that feature such molecules, and in patients that have cervical ganglia dysfunction, that since the infection that the immune system (now totally unchecked by transferrin-aided antibody binding) is targeting resembles healthy structures in the body that all of these factors compounded could lead to ongoing destruction of healthy body tissue.

    It may be the case that I’m off base, or there are ways to easily prove false all that I’ve said, but I don’t know that. That’s why I’m posting, because in the unlikely event that this is not totally crazy, and might actually be plausible, it will be in the hands of people who can do something with it. A theory is judged by its explanatory power, and to me, this one seems to explain a lot. Could it be the skeleton key that unlocks understanding of these diseases and leads to new treatments and potentially cures? Is it simply that the cervical ganglia needs to be attended to more intensively when these disorders manifest?

    According to the literature, somewhere between 80-95% of Eagle’s Syndrome patients who undergo styloidectomies have complete cessation of symptoms. If I am right about the cervical ganglia’s role in degenerative disorders, and some of these patients’ styloid process was in contact with their ECAs and cervical ganglia, the neurological symptomatologies that presented may well have progressed into full-blown neurodegenerative disorder if left unaddressed. It could very well be the case that these successful surgeries represent instances of the curing of previously thought to be incurable neurodegenerative conditions. But again, Eagle’s syndrome merely represents one mechanism of action that could cause cervical ganglia dysfunction.

    I’d appreciate any response, even if it’s to tell me why I’m off base. I hope you’ve read with an open mind, and were willing to ask yourself “what if?” So, the question is: is it possible that superior ganglia dysfunction is the primary etiological feature of a host of neurodegenerative disorders? That this could be a unifying theory?

  • Thanks for making this video. I think you summed it up nicely and I like you share scientific references to your points. I would point out meditation as a good way to train oneself to focus on a single task. Kind regards.

  • Changes to behavior I am willing to make is turning off electronics when something important needs to be completed such as class work.