Combining new wearable technology and artificial intelligence, researchers are better able to track motion and monitor the progression of movement disorders.
Focusing on the largest pyramidal neurons in the motor cortex, researchers found dendritic branches do not simply pass movement information forward. Each sub-branch calculates the information and passes it to larger sub-branches, which in turn, perform the same operation. Multiple dendritic branchlets can interact with each other to amplify their combined computational product.
Researchers report brain stimulation to different parts of a specific brain network can change perceptions of free will.
A new study finds diffusion tensor imaging has the potential to improve diagnoses for people with movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
Researchers examine mutations of the LRRK2 gene and R1441G, known as the Basque mutation, to better understand Parkinson's disease among patients in the Basque Country.
Voluntary movements involve the coordinated activation of two brain pathways that connect parts of deep brain structures called the basal ganglia, according to a study in mice.
Scientists knew that mutations in the FUS gene (Fused in Sarcoma) cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. The researchers were successful in identifying mutations in this gene that cause Essential Tremor, and proved that the disease mechanisms for ET and ALS FUS mutations are different.