Impairments in the learning and performance of a new manual skill in patients with Parkinson's disease.

@article{Frith1986ImpairmentsIT,
  title={Impairments in the learning and performance of a new manual skill in patients with Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Chris D Frith and C. A. Bloxham and Katherine N Carpenter},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={1986},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={661-8}
}
Twelve patients with Parkinson's disease learned two novel skills in which they had to track a target by moving a joystick. In task 1 they had to learn to anticipate the movements of a semi predictable target. In task 2 they had to learn a novel control system in which the movements of the joystick were mirror reversed in relation to the computer screen. On each task they performed two sessions of three minutes continuous practice separated by a 10 minute rest. In both tasks the patients… CONTINUE READING

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