Testing out memory
CURTIN University’s Neuroscience Research Laboratory is conducting research to examine if brain training and brain stimulation can improve the memory and thinking skills in people with Parkinson’s disease. The study combines two non-pharmacological methods and will involve the recruitment of 90 people. Brain training is a way of engaging the parts of the brain responsible for thinking, planning and memory and involves completing puzzles on a computer a few times a week. Brain stimulation is a non-invasive technique that delivers low intensity electrical currents to specific parts of the brain. These currents increase the activity in the part of the brain responsible for thinking skills.