The Brain Clock Blog: Tracking the "pulse" of contemporary research and theory regarding the psychology/neuroscience of brain-based mental time keeping (aka, the Brain Clock). In addition, the relevance of neuroscience research to learning/education will also be covered. A sister blog to "IQs Corner" (www.iqscorner.com)
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Vibrating chair for Parkinson's: Possible rhythm effect?
Interesting post at Mind Hacks regarding historical treatment for Parkinson's disease via a "vibratory chair." Links to a current paper that discusses the old treatment is available, with some contemporary research cited re: the modest benefits of vibration therapy with PD. Is it possible that there could be an underlying "rhythmic" treatment effect--an effect similar to that we discussed in our recent brain rhythm paper? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm. Curious minds want to know.