Tag Archives: fmri

Dance for Parkinson’s: BALLET

Can learning to point/flex your toes and turn out your feet improve muscle control and movement in people living with Parkinson’s disease? New research is saying YES! … as a “ballerina” since the age of 4 (well, if my current once/week adult ballet classes count!), I am really inspired by the ability of ballet to improve brain function in Parkinson’s… Read more »

BAM! the brain activity map project

During his last State of the Union address, US President Barack Obama touched on a program called Brain Activity Map (BAM).  BAM scientists hope to map activity of each of the 100 billion neurons in the human brain. BAM will piggyback on the Human Connectome Project (NIH funded) to create a high-resolution map of the major structural and functional connections in the human brain.This initiative is… Read more »