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How exercise helps the brain in stroke recovery

Exercise helps the brain to recover lost movements. Find out how.

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glial cells with a neuron
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What are Glial cells?: Journeys to the brain

Glial cells with a neuron: Source: Open Stax.org RICE University under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license We know about neurons; do we know enough about Glial cells? Glial cells outnumber neurons. And, they are very close allies of neurons. If they do not exist, neurons cannot exist. Types of glial cells…

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Learning resources for stroke carers

Hyperbrain This resource contains an excellent collection of learning materials from the University of Utah and the products are licensed under creative commons. Stroke prevention This European website provides a comprehensive list of resources to prevent stroke re-occurrence and promote a healthier lifestyle. I will be adding more resources with…

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How long does paralysis last after a stroke?

After a stroke, the length of time that the paralysis lasts depends on the brain’s ability to recover and the outside support we give. The brain jumps into action within minutes of the stroke attack. This post chronicles the brain’s stroke recovery journey; the recovery speed varies with time. It…

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How stroke causes speech problems: Broca’s and Wernicke’s aphasia

Stroke can cause unique speech problems; two common ones include Broca’s aphasia and Wernike’s aphasia. This post explores those two and how stroke creates those. Let us begin with Broca’s aphasia. Broca’s aphasia This type of speech problem occurs due to a stroke attack on Broca’s area. Where does it…

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Neurons

An illustrated neuron graphic

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The neuron forest

“Neuron” by NIH-NCATS is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Our brain contains about 100 billion neurons; it looks like a neuron forest. because a neuron is more or less similar to a tree. Neurons are a special kind of cell. At one end, it sprouts a large number of very thin short threads –…

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Understand different stroke types

In a “stroke”, neurons die as a result of sudden stop of receiving oxygen and nutrients due to a block in a supply route (artery) or a blast (rupture) in a supply route. Experts classify these into different types of strokes; The block to a supply route occurs due to…

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The right side of the human face in yellow colour and red color blood supply routes to the bain.
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Brain blood supply and stroke

brain’s blood flow

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Homunculus: The brain surface map

This is interesting; we can find a homunculus as a map in our brain. What is the homunculus in the brain? They are “two little humanoids”. This is the story behind this amazing discovery. In 1937, two brilliant scientists, Dr Wilder Penfield and Edwin Boldrey embarked on a journey to…

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