#NCintroduces… Going through the motions: how modern techniques have changed the face of Parkinson’s research

Written by Tom Naughton, UCL Cancer Institute (London, UK)

For most of us, the ability to make smooth, coordinated movements is as easy as breathing in and out. We do it automatically, without thinking. But for the time being, let’s do the opposite of that – let’s break down the process. When we make a movement, first we have to do a survey. We have to absorb the complexities of our environment, and we have to align our intentions with our perceptions. We have to select the appropriate actions to carry out what we want to achieve. Not only that, we have to engage the right muscle groups, make...

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