Title

Neurological disorders: A model for parsimony

Abstract

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.

Notes

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Thesis Completion

2005

Semester

Fall

Advisor

Gilson, Richard

Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Degree Program

Psychology

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Sciences; Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Narcolepsy; Parkinson's disease; Sleep -- Physiological aspects

Format

Print

Identifier

DP0021907

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

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