Visual self-motion perception is impaired in people with Parkinson’s disease

Takeaway

  • People with early stage Parkinson’s disease have impaired self-motion perception which is specifically driven by a deficit in visual self-motion cues.

Why this matters

    These findings could assist the early diagnosis and subtyping of Parkinson’s disease. Identification of these perceptual impairments in the prodromal disease phase could lead to neuro-protective treatment and novel therapies to better treat these problematic symptoms.