Elissa Newport, a professor of neurology at Georgetown University school of medicine in Washington DC, detailed a new study involving 12 such individuals, aged between 12 and Using brain imaging the team found that the regions in the right hemisphere of the brain that took over were in the mirror image location to those used on the left side of the brain in healthy people. That, she said, emphasises that it is not just any area of the brain that takes over a function should a region become damaged.
Newport said that by understanding what underpins the brain plasticity seen in youngsters, scientists might be able to come up with ways to make the adult brain more plastic, potentially offering hope to adults who have had a stroke.
While less of a priority, the same kind of mechanisms that might help reorganise language areas in those who have had a stroke could work in healthy people to help them learn a second language, Newport admitted. Takao Hensch, a professor of molecular and cell biology at Harvard University, who was also speaking at the meeting, said that his research in mice showed that by blocking certain molecules in the adult brain that hinder plasticity, it was possible to increase its ability to rewire. Stroke can be beatable.
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Rehab is the key to a successful recovery. For stroke survivors in recovery, physical activity can spell the difference between dependence and independence. There is life — and hope — after stroke. Imprint: Saunders.
Published Date: 9th March Page Count: Free Shipping Free global shipping No minimum order. Offers practical, clinical guidance on stroke and stroke related issues, such as atherosclerotic cerebral infarction, non-atherosclerotic cerebral vasculopathies, cardiac disorders, and disorders of hemostasis to broaden your knowledge base. Includes an overview of stroke types, risk factors, prognosis, and diagnostic strategies in neonates, children, and young adults to help you better manage every condition you see.
Discusses the diverse etiologies of stroke in children and young adults to increase awareness in the differences of presenting signs between children and adults.