Stability of reach-to-grasp movement patterns in Parkinson's disease.

  title={Stability of reach-to-grasp movement patterns in Parkinson's disease.},
  author={James R. Tresilian and George E. Stelmach and Charles H Adler},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  volume={120 ( Pt 11)},
The performance of patients with Parkinson's disease on two reach-to-grasp tasks was compared with that of age-matched control subjects. The aim of the study was to determine whether Parkinson's disease patients have problems coordinating concurrently executed tasks within the same system of effectors in a natural context and whether such problems would be exacerbated by increases in task difficulty. We examined how subjects concurrently executed the transport and grasp components of reach-to… CONTINUE READING