Ann Conkle
May 10, 2012

VIDEO - Testing cognitive function on Mt. Everest

Mayo Clinic recently launched an expedition to Mt. Everest, conducting a variety of high-altitude tests. One of the research tools was a series of cognitive tests, including the use of a video game, to evaluate mental clarity and cognitive function, which can be impacted by altitude without a person realizing it. Before he left for Nepal, Dr. Amine Issa described the cognitive game and how it would be used.