6Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation

The non-invasive brain stimulation study is exploring the effectiveness of different types of brain stimulation in treating four symptom areas of Parkinson’s: motor performance, apathy, tremor and falls.

Deep brain stimulation is a longstanding surgical treatment that inserts electrodes into a targeted part of the brain. This study seeks to achieve symptom benefits with external stimulation approaches that are portable, easy for patients to use at home, and inexpensive.

Dr. Martin McKeown is leading this study, with a team of four graduate students (Soojin Lee, Stephanie Tran, Maria Zhu, Marcus Cheung) and post-doctoral fellow Azadeh Hajihoesseini.

The non-invasive brain stimulation study was made possible thanks to a donation by the Mottershead Foundation.