General objectives - The goal is to consolidate a group of researchers interested in the pathophysiological processes underlying Parkinson's disease and in possible therapeutic intervention projects. Through research, we aim to produce results of immediate relevance for the treatment and management of patients with Parkinson's disease, improving their quality of life and management.
Overall vision - An integrated project that capitalizes on the collaboration between researchers and clinical operators, together with local patients’ associations to produce innovative research with potential impact on clinical practice in the short and medium term. It comprises the following sub-projects:
- behavioral and neuroimaging studies on the neural basis of rehabilitation based on recreational physical activity in Parkinson's disease;
- behavioral and neuroimaging studies on emotional cognition in patients with Parkinson's disease;
- use of wearable motion recording systems for long-term monitoring of motor fluctuations in Parkinson's disease;
- physiological study of neural activity in the subthalamic nucleus in patients undergoing deep brain stimulation;
- neurophysiological and neuropsychological aspects of the freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease.
Project contact person - Luigi Cattaneo