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Researchers discover brain region involved in control of attention

The subthalamic nucleus is a pea-sized brain area that controls our movements. These motions have been hampered in Parkinson’s patients: researchers believe the subthalamic nucleus, which normally acts as a brake on abrupt movement, is exerting too much influence. Researchers believe that overactive brakes contribute to the disease’s tremors and other motor deficits.
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Lifting lid on Parkinson’s mystery

MEMBERS of the Mildura Parkinson’s Support Group spent a large portion of Thursday educating passers-by about the complex, misunderstood and sometimes misdiagnosed disease. Affecting more than 200,000 Australians, Parkinson’s disease has more than…