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Memorias de investigación
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Acoustic stimulation for Parkinson's Disease: a longitudinal pilot study
Research Areas
  • Electroacoustic,
  • Electrophysiology,
  • Engineering
Binaural auditory beats could be a potential method to assist pharmacological treatment in neurological diseases, such as Parkinson's disease (PD). Despite pharmacology improves several symptoms, it has important side effects and loss efficiency (long-term). For that reason, complementary methods such as acoustic therapy could play an important role. Reviewing the existing literature in this context, there is no consistent methodology to apply sound to patients and we propose a methodology for a longitudinal pilot study with 12 Parkinson Disease?s patients who participated in a 24 weeks listening program. We collected data from patients in three sessions: before, in the middle and in the end of the listening program. Every session consisted in: an interview, a set of specific questionnaires and electroencephalography recording. This methodology proposes a further step in the knowledge of the neuronal mechanisms involved in the processing of this kind of acoustic signals.
Industriales Research Meeting
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.25349.86243
Publication type
  • Autor: Gerardo Miguel Galvez Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: David González Calleja (UPM)
  • Autor: Manuel Recuero Lopez (UPM)
  • Autor: Guillermo de Arcas Castro (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Investigación en Instrumentación y Acústica Aplicada (I2A2)
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Mecánica
S2i 2020 Observatorio de investigación @ UPM con la colaboración del Consejo Social UPM
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNCIDE 2011 (OTR-2011-0236)
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNPACTO (IPT-020000-2010-22)