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2019 Neuroscience Symposium

UTSA Neurosciences Institute LogoBrain Oscillations in Parkinson's Disease
On September 12, 2019 from 9:00AM - 5:00PM at BSE 2.102, UTSA Main Campus
This event is free and open to the public.

The motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease result from abnormal patterns of activity in surviving nondopaminergic neurons of the the basal ganglia following loss of dopaminergic cells in the substantia nigra. The most prominent component of abnormal activity is an exaggerated oscillation in the beta frequency range (10-30 Hz) in field potentials and neuronal firing patterns in humans with the disease and in animal models of parkinsonism.

Following an introduction to Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation and pathologic oscillations by Dr. Jerrold Vitek, our panel will present a series of lectures that address 1) the causal role for exaggerated oscillations in Parkinson's disease; 2) experimental studies of the origin of normal and maladaptive basal ganglia oscillations; and 3) existing and potential treatments aimed at disrupting oscillatory activity associated with the disease symptoms.

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