Right brain structures may hold clue to language recovery after stroke


Scientists may be able to predict who is more likely to recover from language problems following a stroke by examining structures in the right hemisphere of the brain, according to research published in Neurology. If the left side of the brain is damaged by stroke, aphasia can result.

The study suggests that the right side of the brain reorganizes itself after a stroke to help language/speech-motor functions recover.

It is possible that those who made a better recovery had better structural integrity and more connectivity in those right hemisphere areas of the brain before their strokes.

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