New Parkinson’s therapy hope
"We found that the five patients who received neuro feedback were able to increase activity in brain networks important for movements and that this intervention resulted in an overall improvement in motor speed - in this case, finger tapping,"
- Professor David Linden Cardiff University
A new technique could improve the quality of life for patients with Parkinson's Disease, according to research led by Cardiff University.
Patients with the early stages of the disease were trained to control areas of the brain associated with movement by using the power of thought alone.
A clinical evaluation later found their movement had improved by up to a third.
The charity Parkinson's UK described the research as "exciting" but stressed "these are very early days".