Disruption of estimation of body-scaled aperture width in Hemiparkinson's disease.

@article{Lee2001DisruptionOE,
  title={Disruption of estimation of body-scaled aperture width in Hemiparkinson's disease.},
  author={Andy C. H. Lee and John P. Harris and Elizabeth A Atkinson and Michael S Fowler},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2001},
  volume={39 10},
  pages={1097-104}
}
A group of patients with left-sided symptoms of Parkinson's disease (LPD) was compared with a group of patients with right-sided symptoms (RPD) and with a group of healthy age-matched controls on body-scaled judgements of aperture width. Participants judged whether or not they would fit through a life-sized schematic doorway shown on a large screen. A staircase technique was used to find the door width for which 50% of the judgements were positive. The ratio between this measure and the width… CONTINUE READING