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Great Adaptations

Rapp Lab featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Arts & Sciences Magazine. View the article on the A&S Magazine website.

Learning to Speak Again

A common long-term consequence of stroke is aphasia: difficulty using and comprehending language. New research, however, suggests that the brain is flexible enough to regain lost language abilities even years after a stroke—and that, instead of slowly building up language abilities, starting with the hardest tasks may provide the most benefit.

New Frontiers in Trauma and Stroke Recovery: Teaching the Brain to Speak Again

Cynthia Thompson, a world-renowned researcher on stroke and brain damage, discussed her groundbreaking research on aphasia and the neurolinguistic systems it affects at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). An estimated 1 million Americans suffer from aphasia, affecting their ability to understand and/or produce spoken and/or written language....