Neurological disorders: A model for parsimony
With fibers reaching throughout the central nervous system (CNS), the processes governing sleep may serve as a core starting point in CNS examination. Narcolepsy is a neurodegenerative disorder of the hypothalamus, an area central to sleep, and its mechanisms may be a comparative model for generating research goals. Research of Parkinson's disease (PD), a neurodegenerative disorder associated with mobility loss is becoming increasingly popular within the scientific community, and is central to this paper as evidence suggests an important role for disturbances in the nigro-striatal pathway as causal for the identical, but opposite symptoms of these diseases. This paper will compare psychological and physiological features of these diseases in order to explore research potentials.
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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Dissertations, Academic -- Sciences; Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Narcolepsy; Parkinson's disease; Sleep -- Physiological aspects
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Domarski, Shannon, "Neurological disorders: A model for parsimony" (2005). HIM 1990-2015. 502.