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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Somatosensory stimulation therapies for movement disorders
Principal Investigator:

Dawn M. Taylor

Location: Cleveland, OH
Congressional District Code: 11
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: November 2020 - October 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $96,953
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


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...

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