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Neuroscience: My life with Parkinson's

A neuroscientist reflects on his experience of studying the circuits that control neural activity while his own brain began slowly failing him.

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The author is a neuroscience professor at a major US university. He blogs at and tweets at @Parklifensci. e-mail:

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Neuroscience: My life with Parkinson's. Nature 503, 29–30 (2013).

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