13th June 2024

Reply To: “Brain storms” by Jon Palfreman (Year 1 Thur.)

ENGLISH FOR PSYCHOLOGY Forums Neuropsychology “Brain storms” by Jon Palfreman (Year 1 Thur.) Reply To: “Brain storms” by Jon Palfreman (Year 1 Thur.)


I already knew bits and pieces about PD but it wasn’t much until i read that book. Now I know that it is caused by black stuff dead (neurons dying) and because of that is causing lack of dopamine (a brain chemical) – unfortunately we don’t know what is the cause of this. I also didn’t know that patients can help themselves with PD through dancing and it really amazes me. I started to think even more that we need to find the cure for this, because it is one of the most destructive diseases.
The most interesting information was the therapy through vibrations and it was confirmed that it was only placebo, but what interested me was the thinking behind this. Doctors they invented the armchair which was vibrating and it was supposed to help them with PD and they came to that invention by observing that patients feel better when they are in train or riding a horse.