Motor imagery improves action observation of hand movements in Parkinson’s disease


  • The use of motor imagery (MI, imagining images and sensations associated with movement) while performing action observation (AO) improves the ability of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) to imitate observed hand movements.

Why this matters

  • This study indicates that AO with MI may be a viable at-home therapeutic option to supplement pharmacological therapies for those suffering from PD.