Teaching the brain to speak again

«Use it or lose it,» says stroke and brain damage researcher Cynthia Thompson, who has played a key role in demonstrating the brain’s plasticity. On Feb. 16, she presents her groundbreaking research that offers hope to chronic sufferers of aphasia (a disorder affecting one million Americans). «Language training focused on principles of normal language processing stimulates the recovery of neural networks that support language even 10 or more years post-stroke,» she says.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-02/nu-…



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