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Effects of deep brain stimulation on speech in Parkinson's patients

Research project

The overall goal of the project is to investigate how the speech of patients with Parkinson's disease is influenced by deep brain stimulation treatment. Two targeted localizations in the brain are being evaluated through acoustic phonetic methods in order to find positive or negative treatment effects on the patients' articulation and voice. Our aim is to provide a more detailed view of treatment effects of deep brain stimulation on speech, so that these effects can be considered in the treatment of patients and in research concerning the motor control aspects of the targeted areas of the brain.

Head of project

Janis van Doorn
Professor emerita

Project overview

Project period:

2011-02-21 2012-12-31


Finansår , 2009, 2010, 2011

huvudman: Fredrik Karlsson, finansiar: VR, y2009: 351, y2010: 702, y2011: 351,

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Clinical Sciences

Research area

Language studies