A piece by Jared Swain on the use of video games to treat a wide variety of maladies.
Press Start to Heal
“We made the patients become a dolphin swimming in the ocean”
Dr. Krakauer in Vogue
Dr. Krakauer talks about task specificity, and how to maintain a healthy brain. Link here.
Dr. Krakauer Interviewed by Chicago Tribune
Dr. Krakauer was asked to comment on ischemic stroke in the context of U.S. Senator Mark Kirk’s health. Link here.
What We Can Learn from the Minds of Olympic Athletes
Interview of Dr. Krakauer by the Dana Foundation. Read the interview here.
The potential of virtual therapy
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.
Learn a new sport!
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.
Double Strokes Making Waves
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.
Bandit’s 3D Touch
Bandit’s Shark Showdown, the new game from Max and Haley, has received mention from several outlets for its use of 3D touch controls and potential as a hand rehabilitation tool for stroke victims. These include Time Magazine and The Verge, and list the game amongst apps from tech giants such as Facebook and Twitter.
“Is the ‘Dumb Jock’ Really a Nerd?” Redux
An article by Jason Stanley and John Krakauer, originally published October 27, 2013 (see here), has now been published in the first edition of The Stone Reader: Modern Philosophy in 133 Arguments, an anthology of philosophy essays published in the New York Times.