Using magnets to find your voice again – how treating both sides of the brain helped one man regain his speaking abilities

Imagine losing your ability to speak. Your communication skills reduced to one-word utterances. Imagine one day being able to hold a meaningful conversation and the next day hardly being able to say a word. This problem, known as aphasia, can happen after a stroke if the part of the brain that handles language is affected.…

Trying to find the right time to treat aphasia – early treatment is not necessarily better

Imagine wanting to say something, but your words just won’t come out or knowing someone is talking to you, but you can’t understand. These types of difficulties with speech production and language comprehension, known as aphasia, are common following a stroke. This condition is caused by an injury to the brain. Up to one-third of…