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Computer Simulations of the Brain Predict Stroke Recovery – Technology Networks

Thursday, 10 June, 2021

Computer Simulations of the Brain Predict Stroke Recovery – Technology Networks

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At Boston University, a team of researchers is working to better understand how language and speech is processed in the brain, and how to best rehabilitate people who have lost their ability to communicate due to brain damage caused by a stroke, trauma, or another type of brain injury. This type of language loss is called aphasia, a long-term neurological disorder caused by damage to the part of the brain responsible for language production and processing that impacts over a million people in the US.

"It's a huge problem," says Swathi Kiran, director of BU's Aphasia Research Lab, and College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College associate dean for research and James and Cecilia Tse Ying Professor in Neurorehabilitation. "It's something our lab is working to tackle at multiple levels."

Read more at: https://www.technologynetworks.com/neuroscience/news/computer-simulations-of-the-brain-predict-stroke-recovery-349535

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