This week, we were not joined by my professor’s close colleague, Mark, because he was sent to Boston to learn more about the transcranial magnetic stimulation. So, my professor took it easy and taught us more about what exactly Parkinson’s Disease is and how the rTMS can help improve symptoms. We watched videos about how the machine works and we also learned that TMS can help migraines.
After that, it was my turn to help fill in data about the article I read which is called High-frequency rTMS improves time perception in Parkinson disease by Koch et al. This article explained how patients with Parkinson’s Disease tend to overestimate time and so researchers set off to do an experiment testing how rTMS can help the patients to not overestimate time as much. I helped fill in data about the patients and the experiment itself.