24th May 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)


Since I was a child I’ve been interested in neurology but I’ve never got interested in Parkinson’s Disease. These 4 chapters of ‘Brain Storms’ showed me that this malady is incredibly intriguing. Especially kinesia paradoxica. It seems unbelievable that a man who hardy walks can ride a bike just like any healthy person. Bloom explained it by saying: “People with Parkinson’s are able to produce movement where automacity has not been lost”. He tells also that cycling may be simpler task because of perfect synchronization of two legs. In my opinion it is more complex than that. Anyway the most fascinating part of the text for me was about Pamela Quinn – the dancer who explained that you can trick your body with some music and training. I think I should learn this tricks to take control of my tremors too.