Comparison between Parkinson disease patients and healthy subjects in a procedural motor learning task: preliminary results

Hermano I. Krebs, Neville Hogan, Wayne Hening, Sergei Adamovich, Howard Poizner

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Abstract

We are studying if Parkinson disease patients (PD) have a learning deficit, particularly a procedural motor learning deficit. PD patients, age-matched and young adult controls were asked to execute point-to-point movements in a 'virtual mechanical environment' generated by a portable robot. We compare the learning rate of subjects while they learned to manipulate the novel force field. Our preliminary results suggest that PD patients present a deficit in the rate of procedural motor learning and that we can estimate their learning specific 'equivalent' age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Dynamic Systems and Control Division (Publication) DSC
PublisherASME
Pages585-588
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0791816346
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventDynamic Systems and Control Division - 1999 (The ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition) - Nashville, TN, USA
Duration: Nov 14 1999Nov 19 1999

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Dynamic Systems and Control Division (Publication) DSC
Volume67

Other

OtherDynamic Systems and Control Division - 1999 (The ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition)
CityNashville, TN, USA
Period11/14/9911/19/99

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Mechanical Engineering

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