Mental Imagery Study in Parkinson's Disease
About the Study
Mental imagery refers to forming pictures in the mind, and can have various forms such as visual imagery or motor imagery. It is a behavioral intervention that has been used successfully for numerous health-promoting and performance-enhancing purposes. In brain imaging studies, mental imagery has been shown to recruit virtually the same brain regions as the actual visual or motor tasks. This suggests that mental imagery has the potential to be used as a method for brain training. In this study, we investigate the effects of mental imagery, combined with functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on motor and cognitive performance and brain function in individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD). Imagery audio files and instructions can be found in this section's two sub-tabs.