Neurofeedback provides computer-generated information about an individual’s brainwaves with the goal of enabling that person to modify their thinking to achieve physical and mental benefits. Past studies have achieved modest success. Now, the ability to extract specific Parkinson’s related signals may offer a quantum leap in the effectiveness of this technique. If so, it could result in patients’ ability to significantly improve motor symptoms and their mental state.

Led by Dr. Martin McKeown, this study falls into a high-risk, high reward category which have difficulty attracting funding. Based on the promising new ability to focus on Parkinson’s signals, PPRI is pleased to support this research that will deepen knowledge of brainwave signatures and may help patients improve their symptoms through targeted mindfulness.