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Brain Plasticity in Infants | NeuroLogica Blog
A new study looks at the brains of young adults who suffered a stroke in the language center of their brains as infants. They found that the subjects developed normal language, which just relocated to the mirror-image other side of the brain. This is not surprising, and reflects our evolving understanding of how the brain develops and functions.
What Are Woodpeckers Doing to Their Brains?
A woodpecker might smash its face into a tree 54 million times in its lifetime. What the heck is that doing to their brains? It’s a question that begets even more questions, but the answers could someday prove critical for neuroscientists who study brain trauma and disease.
Sport concussion research in Australia
In the rough and tumble world of professional sport a knock to the head used to be just part of the game, particularly in Rugby. However, that attitude is changing, with more research being conducted into the possible link between concussions and brain injuries.
Two-thirds of children with concussions not receiving medical follow-ups
More than two-thirds of youth and children with an acute concussion do not seek medical follow-up or clearance as recommended by current international concussion guidelines, a study that looked at data over a 10-year period has concluded.