We are looking for volunteers to participate in a study of how the brain controls movement and how the brain compensates when there is damage to brain regions that control movement.
To participate, you must be aged 50-70 years with no neurological condition or mental illness and live in either the Sydney or Adelaide metropolitan region.
We are also looking for individuals with:
The study will involve an ultrasound of your head to obtain a picture of your brain. A neurologist will examine your movements and you will be asked to complete a short series of tests to assess thinking and memory. Some volunteers will then be asked to undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic stimulation of the brain. Both procedures are safe, painless, and are routinely used in clinical and research settings.
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