Brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease


About the research

Getting out of bed in the morning is quite a feat, and not just on Monday mornings. It requires a series of complex motor actions, which we perform without thinking, on automatic pilot. In patients with Parkinson's disease, these automatic actions are disturbed. Something goes wrong in the brain so that they suddenly have to think about every action. Mahyar Firouzi (VUB) is investigating whether brain stimulation can help to improve automatic action in Parkinson's patients.

Mahyar Firouzi

Fascinated by the human body and its neurological functioning, Mahyar Firouzi graduated as a physiotherapist with a specialization in neurological disorders at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).
His PhD research – balancing between neuropsychology and neurorehabilitation – focuses on brain stimulation to improve the automaticity of movement in individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

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