As humans, there are certainly groups of people we view as more rhythmic than others. Drummers are a great example of this. I am always so in awe of the ability of a drummer to create beautiful rhythms that sound like a symphony (if you don’t believe me spend some time on YouTube checking out some djembe solos)! So when my dear friend Lisa asked me, “Why can some people naturally hold a beat while others can’t if you paid them?” it got me thinking that since Lisa is a scientist, this seems to be the perfect platform to address her question.
I’ve been told a few times, by wise professors, that the best way to understand how to treat a disease is to understand it’s etiology. So to understand NMT’s efficacy in assisting movement (more specifically gait) in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), we must first understand what is happening under the surface.