Dr Trevor Chong
Impaired Decision-Making and the Role of Dopamine in Modulating Executive Function in Parkinsons Disease
Parkinson's disease & PD-related disorders
parkinson disease | decision making | attention | working memory | gaucher disease
Patients with Parkinsons Disease (PD) often experience significant impairments in their ability to make decisions, even in the earliest stages of the disease. This project will use a combination of psychophysics, pharmacotherapy and functional neuroimaging to examine the decision-making impairments that occur in PD, and how they are modulated by dopamine. We anticipate our findings will lead to improvements in the diagnosis and management of the syndromes of executive dysfunction seen in PD.