In the past, the study of neurological sciences was centered around the structure and function of individual brain regions. We are now becoming increasingly aware that complex functional and structural networks are involved in both normal brain function and the pathophysiology of neurological diseases. This session will review connectivity patterns and problems in various neurological diseases. Neuromodulation is part of the clinical armamentarium for treating Parkinson's disease and essential tremor. In this session, we will also shed light on the utility, efficacy, targets, and caveats of using this approach for freezing of gait.
- Explain how the connectivity of subcortical structures may relate to cognition in neurological disorders.
- Identify the challenges and values of functional neuroimaging in the spinal cord.
- Describe the efficacy of using neuromodulation for non-canonical and less known movement disorders.
Subcortical Arousal Center Connectivity and Cognitive Correlates in Epilepsy
Dario J Englot, MD PhD
Spinal Cord Functional Connectivity and Clinical Implications
Li Min Chen, MD PhD
Spinal Cord Stimulation for Freezing of Gait
Clement Hamani, MD PhD