Cortical-Subcortical Interaction in PD & Normal Speech

ID Number 05-0765

Principal Investigator(s)
Catherine Cho

Department(s) or Division(s)
Neurology

Description

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.  



Contact Information
Joan Bratton, BA, CRC
(212) 241-0279
joan.bratton@mssm.edu


Recruiting Patients: Yes