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Participate in ongoing MaHRC research:

Does Motor Synchornization to Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation (RAS) Alter Dopamine Responses in Parkinson’s Disease?

What is this study about?
Have you walked along auditory rhythm or music? Rhythmic auditory cueing is known to facilitate movement and activates the dopamine (DA) related areas of brain. However, the effects of rhythm on DA responses are unknown. We are aiming at answering the question of whether rhythm and music modulates DA function in Parkinson’s disease and seeking people with Parkinson’s disease living in Ontario to participate in our brain imaging study in Music.

Eligibility Criteria:
– Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease
– Aged 50+
– Right-handed
– Not be pregnant and/or breastfeeding
– Have no metal implants or a cardiac pacemaker
– Non-smoker

Interested in participating?
Contact Yuko Koshimori at

See the flyer here for more details.

Paired Neurologic Music Therapy and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Upper Extremity Stroke Recovery

What is this study about?
This stroke motor recovery study involves the pairing of Neurologic Music Therapy and non-invasive brain stimulation. Spanning 6 weeks, this study uses music-based exercise for upper extremities, simultaneously paired with transcranial direct current stimulation.

Eligibility Criteria:
– Adults (18-80 years of age)
– Stroke, 3 months or more since first stroke
– Motor limitations
– Ability to follow instructions

Exclusion Criteria:
– Severe cognitive deficits
– Severe apraxia
– Severe neglect
– Neurodegenerative or psychiatric disease
– Contraindications for tDCS (metal implants, pacemaker, history of seizures)

Interested in participating?
Contact Chantelle at

See the flyer here for more details.