Cortical-Subcortical Interaction in PD & Normal Speech
ID Number 05-0765Principal Investigator(s)
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The ability to speak involves a complex brain system that is not fully understood. Parkinson's disease can interfere with the ability to speak. This research is studying the effects of Parkinson's Disease and a form of treatment known as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) of an areas of the brain, the sub-thalamic nuclei (STB) and the ability to speak to better understand the process and how DBS effects speech.
Joan Bratton, BA, CRC
Recruiting Patients: Yes