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Rewiring The Damaged Brain

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April 6, 2000
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Adelaide University
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A study by Adelaide University scientists suggesting that the brain can be 'rewired' could lead to a new therapy for stroke victims. The study shows that healthy brain areas may be recruited to take over the functions of areas damaged by stroke or trauma.

Observations of patients who suffer stroke or brain injury and regain only limited function had led to a view of the brain as ‘hard wired,’ with neural circuits laid down by puberty and remaining unchanged thereafter.


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