The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, is looking for individuals to participate in clinical studies. Participating in clinical trials allows you to play an active role in research on the nature and causes of many disorders of the brain and nervous system, and to possibly help physician-scientists develop future treatments. The information below is designed to help you quickly learn about actively recruiting research studies for which you or someone you know may be eligible.

Description:

The main purpose of the studies presented in this protocol is to investigate the physiology of motor control in health as well as the pathophysiological modifications taking place during disease. Patients and normal volunteers will be scanned at rest and during different tasks, either while making repetitive movements or undergoing sensory stimulation. These studies should provide new insight concerning the processes that control human movement and sensory processing. The studies described in this protocol will be conducted by systems operating on 1.5 Tesla up to 4 Tesla, including a system at 3 Tesla which is going to be installed in near future.

Eligibility Criteria:

Patients with movement disorder and normal volunteers.

Study Design:

Study Location:

Maryland