David Palmer and the Movement Disorder Team at the Princess Alexandra Hospital (in Brisbane QLD) are looking for people with FND aged 18 or over who have had symptoms of FND within the last month to participate in a study of the way they control attention.
The study tests whether there are differences between how people with FND and people who don’t have FND control their attention. They think that this might provide important insights into the root cause of the abnormal brain processing that causes FND. Participation in the study involves firstly doing a survey about your symptoms of FND, and any trouble you have with concentration and memory. This takes about five minutes. The second part involves staring at a screen and pushing buttons on a keyboard when letters appear on the screen. This part takes about 25 minutes.
If you are interested in participating, please email [email protected] for more information or to arrange a time to come to Princess Alexandra Hospital. They are also interested in enrolling any partners and/or support people as controls for the experiment.
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