I have a favour to ask and if you don't want to try this or report this to me, either in this thread or by messaging me, not a problem at all.
But the more people doing this and letting me know, it would be great. It's for my curiosity more than anything. And, BTW, I did have ADHD of some sort as a kid and now have a neurological motor disorder with some neuropsychiatric overtones as some are aware as I've mentioned.
What I would have you do if you decide to try this, is to do 3 things. The first one is to protrude your tongue from your mouth fully and keep it protruded for 10 seconds. The second one is to fully close your eyes and keep them closed again for 10 seconds. The third one is to close your hands tightly again for 10 seconds. If you can't do any of these tasks for 10 seconds, then this is what I, well neurologists call, motor impersistence. It is seen sometimes in normal individuals with some attentional issues but most often in people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, some dementias, Huntington's disease, multiple sclerosis and stroke patients.
So if you try these, let me know if you are unable to do any of these and have had attentional type issues of any sort in school or whatever during your life.
Thanks. Again, only if you want to. Below are short reads on this if anyone is interested:
"Motor impersistence is the inability to maintain postures or positions (such as keeping eyes closed, protruding the tongue, maintaining conjugate gaze steadily in a fixed direction, or making a prolonged “ah” sound) without repeated prompts. Simultanapraxia, a subset of motor impersistence, has been defined as the inability to perform more than two of the simple voluntary acts simultaneously, such as closing the eyes and protruding the tongue. According to research (Kertesz, Nicholson, Cancelliere, Kassa, & Black, 1985; Rosse & Ciolino, 1986; Stuss, Delgado, & Guzman, 1987), it is most likely seen in patients with right frontal damage. Joynt, Benton, and Fotel (Joynt, Benton, & Fogel, 1962) developed a standardized objective test to measure motor impersistence."
"We studied motor impersistence with a standardized clinical test of sustained actions, both in patients with acute focal stroke lesions, who were matched for age and size of lesion, and normal controls. Patients with right-sided lesions had significantly more impersistence than did those with left-sided lesions. The most discriminating tests were eye-closure, mouth-opening, tongue-protrusion, and gaze to the left. Right central and frontal lesions seemed to be more responsible for motor impersistence than were posterior or left-sided lesions. Although motor impersistence is sometimes seen with diffise cerebral disease, it is also a sign of right-hemisphere lesions; the phenomenon is probably related to mechanisms of directed attention that are necessary to sustain motor activity."