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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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