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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.

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THROAT MOTION These Band-Aid‒like throat sensors can monitor the recovery of stroke survivors long after they leave the hospital.

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FEELING OFFBEAT  Briefly disrupting a brain region involved in planning movement with a magnetic pulse hinders a person’s ability to follow a rhythmic beat. (The black square in this heat map indicates the site of highest pulse stimulation.)

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