Babies can recover language skills after a left-side stroke

MRI scans of brains of healthy and stroke patients

SWITCHING SIDES  These fMRI scans show the brain activity of a healthy person (left) and a stroke patient (right) while doing a language-related task. Having a stroke just before or after being born flips key language-processing areas from the left to the right side of the brain, a new study shows.

E. NEWPORT

This article is only available to Science News subscribers.

Subscribers, enter your e-mail address to access our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Science News is a nonprofit.

Support us by subscribing now.

More Stories from Science News on Neuroscience

From the Nature Index

Paid Content