Stanford Movement Disorders Center Research

The Stanford Movement Disorder Center is at the forefront of basic science, clinical, and translational research in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.  Our basic scientists seek to understand how the brain works at the systems level by visualizing brain pathways critical to neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease. Our translational researchers uniquely probe these brain pathways by studying the brain’s electrical signals intraoperatively and by visualizing human brain connectivity via neuroimaging.  Our clinical researchers recruit patients and healthy control subjects for observational studies aimed to understand clinical symptoms, such as cognitive impairment and imbalance, as well as interventional clinical trials aimed to investigate newly developed therapies and surgical techniques directly in patients. 

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