Newborn babies who suffered stroke regain language function in opposite side of brain

02/26/2018

Photo: Baby sitting on the floor and holding the letter E in its hands; Copyright: panthermedia.net/belchonock

A study led by Georgetown University Medical Center reported on the plasticity of the brain in infants who have suffered a perinatal stroke. After their left brain hemisphere was damaged by the stroke, another brain region on the right half took over the function for language.