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UoR gives hope to stroke sufferers

The University of Reading’s Department of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences has uncovered crucial clues to the development of brain dysfunction Wernicke’s aphasia. Commonly caused by strokes, this type of brain damage affects around 250,000 people in the UK and causes severe language impairment.

The University’s researchers found that people suffering from Wernicke’s aphasia responded to language and visual stimuli far better than the control group of non-sufferers.Monitored by MRI scanners, the stroke sufferers’ brains had an increased blood flow to their brains in order to compensate for the stroke damage.» >

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