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    Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic, progressive, degenerative disease of the brain that produces movement disorders and deficits in executive functions, working memory, visuospatial functions, and internal control of attention. It is named after James Parkinson (1755-1824), the English neurologist who described the first case.

    This six-week summer workshop explored different aspects of PD, including clinical characteristics, structural neuroimaging, neuropathology, genetics, and cognitive function (mental status, cognitive control processes, working memory, and long-term declarative memory). The workshop did not take up the topics of motor control, nondeclarative memory, or treatment.

    MIT OpenCourseWare | Brain and Cognitive Sciences | 9.458 Parkinson's Disease Workshop, Summer 2006 | Download this Course

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    Thanks for that information. I'm going to share it to my friend. He's father is suffering from a Parkinson Disease and this would help them understand the disease more. Thanks! it's really helpful!

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