Somatosensory stimulation therapies for movement disorders
Dawn M. Taylor
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November 2020 -
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The goal of this project is to develop better ways to treat motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. People with Parkinson’s disease typically have higher amounts of synchronization across sensorimotor brain areas especially in the beta bands. This abnormal synchrony is thought to impede the production of normal motor patterns. Breaking up that excess synchrony can potentially improve motor symptoms and may help to renormalize brain network functioning. To that end, somatosensory stimulation will...