Parkinsonian movements in model and experiment

Tjitske Heida, R. Moroney, J.A.G. Geelen

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    Abstract

    Parkinson's disease (PD) is known to originate from a degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substania nigra. One of the most debilitating aspects of PD is the inability to initiate and execute voluntary movements (bradykinesia and akinesia). PD patients are particularly impaired in the performance of complex movements, e.g. simultaneous and sequiential motor tasks... The goal of the current research is to develop a methematical model of the functional scheme of the 'motor' basal ganglia-thalamocortical circuit. In addition, an experimental study is set up to investigate movements performed by PD patients, and the effectiveness of DBS.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication8th World Congres of the International Neuromodulation Society and 11th Annual Meeting of the North American Neuromodulation Society
    Place of PublicationSan Francisco, USA
    PublisherInternational Neuromodulation Society
    Pages110-111
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)not assigned
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 2007

    Publication series

    NameINS International Neuromodulation Society
    PublisherInternational Neuromodulation Society
    Number7
    Volume2007

    Keywords

    • EWI-11865
    • IR-62153
    • METIS-245998
    • BSS-Biomechatronics and rehabilitation technology

    Cite this

    Heida, T., Moroney, R., & Geelen, J. A. G. (2007). Parkinsonian movements in model and experiment. In 8th World Congres of the International Neuromodulation Society and 11th Annual Meeting of the North American Neuromodulation Society (pp. 110-111). (INS International Neuromodulation Society; Vol. 2007, No. 7). San Francisco, USA: International Neuromodulation Society.