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Left-side neglect may shed light on strokes

Unilateral spatial neglect, an unusual condition that causes people to ignore the left sides of their bodies may help scientists better understand stroke recovery.

The condition is typically caused by strokes on the right hand side of the brain.

People with this condition tend to have the worst recovery outcomes in regaining lost functioning in their bodies.

Researchers are currently exploring what effect attention has on brain plasticity, and how attention might be used in neurorehabilitation.

Read more at The University of Queensland

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