Could magnetic pulses change the way you look at the world by improving neglect?

We’ve come a long way in our understanding of stroke-related conditions. But for all our breakthroughs, some conditions remain notoriously difficult to treat. One such disorder is visuospatial neglect (VSN). Affecting up to 80% of right-brain stroke sufferers, VSN commonly presents as an impaired awareness of the stroke-affected side of the body. This condition can manifest…

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The art of multi-tasking – can learning to juggle tasks help you improve your walking?

Stroke patients do single-task training most of the time such as walking or balance training. However, in real life, people need to multi-task. Being able to accomplish several tasks means better daily function and overall quality of life. With this in mind, some stroke rehabilitation implements dual-task training, meaning the patient must do two tasks…

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New study shows that electrical stimulation changes the brain after stroke

Researchers from Germany and Australia teamed up to answer an important question. Does electrical stimulation of the brain after stroke change the brain itself? Transcranial direct current stimulation, known as tDCS, is a new non-invasive technique that activates nerve cells in the brain. Interest in the technology is high since it is inexpensive and easy…

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Supercharge your brain – brain stimulation for neglect

We’ve all heard of life hacks… people finding new, creative ways to improve their lives. Nowadays, people are also discovering brain hacks… new ways to stimulate brain activity! One “brain hack” recently got the attention of researchers from Belgium. It’s called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). It works by sending a constant, low-level direct electrical…

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