Tai-Chi
Tai Chi for Enhancing Cognitive-Motor Interactions

Tai Chi integrates elements of balance, flexibility, and coordination (motor function) with focused mental attention and multi-tasking (cognitive function). Conducted at Harvard Medical School & Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the study will use two types of fMRI-based neuroimaging to understand the impact of Tai Chi on the cognitive and motor performance of people with Parkinson’s who attend a Tai Chi class for 6 months.

  • Dr. Peter Wayne, Harvard Medical School; Osher Center for Integrative Medicine; Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Dr. Paolo Bonito, Harvard Medical School; Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Dr. Michael Fox, Harvard Medical School; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Dr. Jeffrey Hausdorff, Harvard Medical School; Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
  • Dr. Eric Macklin, Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Dr. Emily Stern, Harvard Medical School; Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Dr. Lewis Sudarsky, Harvard Medical School; Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Dr. Daniel Tarsy, Harvard Medical School; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center