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The thalamus in Parkinson's disease: a multimodal investigation of thalamic involvement in cognitive impairment
(University of Canterbury. Psychology, 2013)
Parkinson’s disease patients present with the highest risk of dementia development. The thalamus, integral to several functions and behaviours is involved in the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease. The aim of this ...
Skill versus Strength in Swallowing Training: Neurophysiological, Biomechanical, and Structural Assessments
(University of Canterbury. Communication Disorders, 2012)
Swallowing is a complex sensorimotor behaviour that includes precisely-timed bilateral activation and relaxation of muscles of the face, lips, tongue, cheeks, palate, larynx, pharynx and oesophagus. These events of activation ...
Progesterone and the striatal 6-hydroxydopamine model of Parkinson’s disease
(University of Canterbury. Psychology, 2015)
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder that is characterised by akinesia, muscular rigidity, and postural instability, due primarily to the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra and ...
Evaluation of principles of motor learning in speech and non-speech-motor learning tasks
(University of Canterbury. Communication Disorders, 2013)
Principles of motor learning (PMLs) refer to a set of concepts which are considered to facilitate the process of motor learning. PMLs can be broadly grouped into principles based on (1) the structure of practice/treatment, ...