Cortical Visual Performance Test Setup for Parkinson's Disease Based on Motion Blur Orientation

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Isenkul M. E.

PARKINSONS DISEASE, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1155/2019/3247608


Studies on Parkinson's disease (PD) are becoming very popular on multidisciplinary platforms. The development of predictable telemonitored early detection models has become closely related to many different research areas. The aim of this article is to develop a visual performance test that can examine the effects of Parkinson's disease on the visual cortex, which can be a subtitle scoring test in UPDRS. However, instead of showing random images and asking for discrepancies between them, it is expected that the questions to be asked to patients should be provable in the existing cortex models, should be deduced between the images, and produce a reference threshold value to compare with the practical results. In a developed test, horizontal and vertical motion blur orientation was applied to natural image samples, and then neural outputs were produced by representing three (original-horizontal-vertical) image groups with the Layer 4 (L4) cortex model. This image representation is then compared with a filtering model which is very similar to thalamus' functionality. Thus, the linear problem-solving performance of the L4 cortex model is also addressed in the study. According to the obtained classification results, the L4 model produces high-performance success rates compared to the thalamic model, which shows the adaptation power of the visual cortex on the image pattern differences. In future studies, developed motion-based visual tests are planned to be applied to PD patient groups/controls, and their performances with mathematical threshold values will be examined.