Intermanual transfer in an artist with Parkinson’s disease

Kuan H. Kho*, Niels Janssen

*Corresponding author for this work

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A professional right-handed painter with Parkinson’s disease (PD) broke his right arm and continued to paint with his left hand, showing an intact intermanual transfer of skills. This neurocognitive process is related to the supplementary motor area, a brain region that has also been shown to be involved in PD. This observation raises questions about the exact neural underpinnings of intermanual transfer and the possible impact of neurodegenerative disease and medication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-121
Number of pages3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • dexterity
  • hemispheric dominance
  • intermanual transfer
  • motor skill
  • Parkinson’s disease


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