fMRI – Research Topics: Motor control in movement disorders


Director: Dr. Eraldo Paulesu

Research Topics

Motor control in movement disorders

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The aim of this research project is to characterize, with Functional Magnetic Resonance (fMRI), the abnormalities of control and motor awareness in patients with extrapyramidal syndromes, such as Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome or Parkinson’s Disease. This is done by comparing fMRI activation patterns recorded in these patients during the execution of different motor tasks with those measured in healthy subjects. This research project is the result of the collaboration with the Movement Disorders Centre of IRCCS Galeazzi (Prof. Mauro Porta and Dr. Domenico Servello).