Dr. Krakauer talks about task specificity, and how to maintain a healthy brain. Link here.
Dr. Krakauer was asked to comment on ischemic stroke in the context of U.S. Senator Mark Kirk’s health. Link here.
Interview of Dr. Krakauer by the Dana Foundation. Read the interview here.
A recent article in UCSC’s Science Notes explores virtual therapy as a tool to aid stroke recovery. Dr. Krakauer comments on the importance of aggressive physical therapy immediately following a stroke, in order to take advantage of early plasticity.
Our own Dr. John Krakauer was interviewed for an article in the New York Times Well Blog. The article, Learning a New Sport May Be Good for the Brain, examines the potential neurological benefits of learning a new motor skill in adulthood.
Recent work by Dr. Steven Zeiler and colleagues on the recovery of motor function following a second stroke (press release and publication) has generated a lot of buzz in recent days. Outlets include EurekAlert, Fox News, a lengthy discussion on Reddit, and others.