Changes in Nerve Network of Brain May Cause Presence Hallucinations

Changes in Nerve Network of Brain May Cause Presence Hallucinations

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Changes in Nerve Network of Brain May Cause Presence Hallucinations

Disruptions in a network of interconnected nerves in the brain appear to underlie what are known as perception hallucinations in people with Parkinson’s disease, according to a recent study. This finding — taken from robotic-guided movements that act as a type of “brain stress test” — supports this network as a biomarker of the likely severity of Parkinson’s-related psychosis and cognitive decline, the scientists noted. It also suggests the network as a potential target of therapy development.…

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