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Parkinson's, depression and the switch that might turn them off

Parkinson's, depression and the switch that might turn them off | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Deep brain stimulation is becoming very precise. This technique allows surgeons to place electrodes in almost any area of the brain, and turn them up or down -- like a radio dial or thermostat -- to correct dysfunction. Andres Lozano offers a dramatic look at emerging techniques, in which a woman with Parkinson's instantly stops shaking and brain areas eroded by Alzheimer's are brought back to life. (Filmed at TEDxCaltech.)

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Sandy Williams Spencer's insight:

Parkinsons may also cause a degree of dementia.

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Pacific Cove's curator insight, April 8, 4:14 AM

Parkinson's, depression and the switch that might turn them off

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