People with essential tremor exhibit tremor-independent dysmetria

Takeaway

  • Dysmetria can be quantified independently of tremor in essential tremor.

Why this matters

    This study is the first to quantitatively separate dysmetria, a principal sign of ataxia, and tremor in essential tremor. The independence between these two symptoms improves our understanding of essential tremor and other movement disorders and could help to improve therapeutic strategies.