Auditory instructional cues benefit unimanual and bimanual drawing in Parkinson's disease patients.

@article{Ringenbach2011AuditoryIC,
  title={Auditory instructional cues benefit unimanual and bimanual drawing in Parkinson's disease patients.},
  author={Shannon D Robertson Ringenbach and Arend W A van Gemmert and Holly Shill and George E. Stelmach},
  journal={Human movement science},
  year={2011},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={770-82}
}
The present study investigated performance of unimanual and bimanual anti-phase and in-phase upper limb line drawing using three different types of cues. Fifteen Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, 15 elderly, and 15 young adults drew lines away from and towards their body on a tabletop every 1000 ms for 30 s under three different cueing conditions: (1) verbal ('up', 'down'); (2) auditory (high tone, low tone); (3) visual (target line switched from top to bottom). PD patients had larger and more… CONTINUE READING