US Senate candidate, John Fetterman, who suffered a stroke earlier this year, has been criticized by the opposition for his performance in recent broadcasts and in this week's debate. Following his stroke, Fetterman developed aphasia, auditory processing, and speech issues which have led some to question his fitness for office. While aphasia and auditory processing disorders can make the speech of sufferers difficult to understand, they do not imply cognitive impairments. Researchers shed light on aphasia and stroke recovery, reporting auditory processing symptoms as a result of stroke do not alter one's intelligence, behavior, or other executive abilities.
Ischemic preconditioning may help to prevent stroke, a new study reports. Restricting blood flow by wearing inflatable blood pressure cuffs on the arms and legs allows for more controlled blood flow to the brain.
Studies presented at Neuroscience 2017 shed new light on how the brain consolidates memories and the neurological effects of poor sleep.
Researchers report a surgically implanted neuroprosthetic devices that coordinates the activity hip, knee and ankle muscles led to improved walking speed and distance for a patient with limited mobility following a stroke.
A new study reports foreign accent syndrome may be caused by impaired connections between the motor speech areas in the left hemisphere of the brain and the cerebellum.