Asociaciones entre función vestibular y habilidades cognitivas: un enfoque básico-clínico

Translated title of the contribution: Associations between vestibular function and cognitive abilities: from basic to clinical approach

Juan Pablo Faundez A.*, Paul Delano

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Abstract

The vestibular system is widely known for its role in sensory-motor functions, balance control and gaze stability. In recent decades, several research articles have described the importance of vestibular afferents in the functioning of brain areas related to cognitive skills such as attention, spatial memory, spatial navigation and other visuospatial abilities. Studies involving subjects with vestibulopathy reveal that these individuals show decreased performance on neuropsychological tests; and that patients with neurocognitive pathologies, such as mild cognitive impairment and dementia due to Alzheimer's disease, have a greater probability of producing diminished or absent responses in clinical vestibular electrophysiological tests. This literature review focuses on the role played by the vestibular system and its association with cognitive abilities. The review incorporates a description of basic and clinical research that describe the cortical vestibular network and emerging theoretical models linking vestibular function to cognition.
Translated title of the contributionAssociations between vestibular function and cognitive abilities: from basic to clinical approach
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)453-464
Number of pages12
JournalRevista de Otorrinolaringología y Cirugía de cabeza y cuello
Volume79
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

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Keywords

  • vestibular system
  • cognition
  • vestibulopathy
  • mild cognitive impairment
  • Alzheimer's disease

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