20th April 2024

Reply To: “Brain storms” by Jon Palfreman (Year 2)

ENGLISH FOR PSYCHOLOGY Forums Neuropsychology “Brain storms” by Jon Palfreman (Year 2) Reply To: “Brain storms” by Jon Palfreman (Year 2)


Hi everybody! For me, Brain storms was a difficult book to read, not only because of the more scientific language and chapters filled with historical facts about the disease, but also because it made me sad that even now there still is no “cure” for Parkinson’s disease. Of course there is L-dopa and dopamine agonists, but as the author said “patients are reclutant to use it”, because of the side effects.
But the thing that shocked me the most are the paradoxes of Parkinson’s disease, for example that drawing a line on the ground can interrupt “gait freezing” or that people too disabled to walk can still ice-skate, ride a bike! It truly made me wonder about the abilities of the human brain.