Analyzing saccadic changes in individuals with Parkinson’s disease extends pathology understanding

Takeaway

  • Saccadic performance in individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD) phenotypes expressing hypomania and impulsivity suggest that the oculomotor and the reward system are not segregated but have an association.

Why this matters

  • Exploring the extent saccadic performance is altered in people afflicted with PD can lead to new biomarkers and subsequent treatment regimens.