I am about start a project on computational modelling of basal ganglia in the context of motor problems in Parkinson's disease. My background is mostly on computational side (and some neuroscience too) and I know relatively little about medicine. So I would like to extend my knowledge of the Parkinson-related medical science, so that I see not only separate puzzle pieces.

Could somebody suggest a recent book on Parkinsons's disease from medical perspective (and the more fundamental systems neuroscience it contains, the better)? I am more interested in motor symptoms and cognitive problems, as well as their treatments. To emphasize, I am NOT looking for a book on computational approaches to BG/Parkinson's, I really want to know what neurologists think.

I have already posted this question on medical SE but I was redirected here.

  • $\begingroup$ I believe it is on topic here. I'm not certain who Carey talked to to say it isn't. I do agree this is not a reference-request, as it is not a concrete paper/book you have in mind. I feel what you are after is narrow enough. Even though it might attract subjective answers, I don't expect an infinite list of appropriate suggestions. If you want it to stick around here, you should likely delete the post on the other site. $\endgroup$
    – Steven Jeuris
    Dec 16 '18 at 23:01
  • $\begingroup$ @StevenJeuris I am confused now -- there are two reputable members who tell me opposite things -- who should I believe? Maybe it would be better if I just keep both questions for a while, then copy the answers, delete the one that have received less attention and then put all the answers in one place? $\endgroup$
    – demitau
    Dec 16 '18 at 23:16
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry for the confusion. I am also a bit confused by this 🙂. Given the circumstances, I believe it is fair if you wait on deciding which one to delete until you receive an answer on either, or in case the question would be put on hold. $\endgroup$
    – Steven Jeuris
    Dec 17 '18 at 9:35
  • $\begingroup$ Crossposting questions is discouraged, because people on both fronts may try to improve your question, which is a waste of effort. I'm putting it on hold therefore. $\endgroup$
    – AliceD
    Dec 22 '18 at 8:54

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