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.
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.
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.