Cerebellar Ataxia clinical trials at UCSF
1 in progress, 0 open to eligible people
The Role of Cerebellum in Speech
Sorry, not currently recruiting here
This study will investigate the how the cerebellum is involved in speech motor learning over time and short-term corrections in patients with cerebellar ataxia and healthy controls. This will be accomplished through three approaches: behavioral studies, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). During behavioral studies, participants will be asked to speak into a microphone while their voice is played back over earphones, and to do other speaking tasks. MRI will be acquired to perform a detailed analysis on brain function and anatomy related to speech and the cerebellum. In healthy controls, TMS will also be performed to temporarily disrupt the cerebellum before, during, or after the participant performs speaking tasks. Patients with cerebellar ataxia and healthy volunteers will be asked to complete behavioral studies and/or MRI; healthy volunteers may be asked to additionally participate in TMS.
San Francisco, California and other locations
Our lead scientists for Cerebellar Ataxia research studies include John F. Houde, Ph.D. Srikantan S. Nagarajan, Ph.D..