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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 9.458 (Summer 2006) 
  • Course Title:
  • Parkinson's Disease Workshop 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate / Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Brain and Cognitive Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Suzanne Corkin 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 9.458 Parkinson's Disease Workshop



    Summer 2006




    Course Highlights


    This course features lecture notes and associated readings for the presentations given at the 2006 Parkinson's Disease Workshop.


    Course Description


    Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic, progressive, degenerative disease of the brain that produces movement disorders and deficits in executive functions, working memory, visuospatial functions, and internal control of attention. It is named after James Parkinson (1755-1824), the English neurologist who described the first case.

    This six-week summer workshop explored different aspects of PD, including clinical characteristics, structural neuroimaging, neuropathology, genetics, and cognitive function (mental status, cognitive control processes, working memory, and long-term declarative memory).  The workshop did not take up the topics of motor control, nondeclarative memory, or treatment. 

     

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