Early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease may be improved by teaching patients to regulate their brains, a study suggests.
Scientists allowed a small group of patients to monitor magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of their own brain activity as they carried out a finger-tapping task.
After a time they learned to alter activity in specific parts of the brain affected by Parkinson’s.
Similar biofeedback (or neurofeedback) techniques have previously been used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and combat chronic pain.
(READ the story by John von Radowitz in the Independent)