Movement disorders

PD brain networks for impulsivity mapped by MRI in virtual casino

Researchers have been able to distinguish which people with Parkinson’s disease are susceptible to developing impulsivity and compulsive behaviours when treated with dopamine-replacement drugs. A Queensland-led study used high-resolution diffusion MRI to image the brains of 57 people with Parkinson’s disease in real time while they were gambling in a virtual casino. The gambling task ...

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