By Jack Newman For Mailonline
Published: 16:03 BST, 1 May 2021 | Updated: 16:03 BST, 1 May 2021
Scientists have discovered a frontal-temporal disconnection which could explain why people with Parkinson's believe they can see ghosts.
Around half of people suffering with the disease experience 'presence hallucinations' which causes them to sense a shadowy presence nearby.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The spontaneous nature of the event has made the phenomena hard to study.
Scientists have discovered a frontal-temporal disconnection which could explain why people with Parkinson's believe they can see ghosts
Parkinson's disease affects one in 500 people, including about 145,000 individuals in the UK.
It causes muscle stiffness, slowness of movement, tremors, sleep disturbance, chronic fatigue, an impaired quality of life and can lead to severe disability.
It is a progressive neurological condition that destroys cells in the part of the brain that controls movement.
Sufferers are known to have diminished supplies of dopamine