From Research

A Revolution In Vision Therapy for Stroke

This Wall Street Journal Story describes how vision replacement therapy works for those who have experienced stroke.

The adult brain isn’t fixed and immutable as once thought, but rather has the ability to “rewire” itself. Vision replacement therapy aims to train healthy brain neurons to perform the function of those damaged or destroyed by a stroke.  These new discoveries support the vision rehabilitation work Schneider has been doing for forty years with successful results.

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Brain Reorganizes to Adjust for Loss of Vision

“Our results show that the patient’s behavior may be critical to get the brain to reorganize in response to disease,” said Eric Schumacher, assistant professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Psychology. “It’s not enough to lose input to a brain region for that region to reorganize; the change in the patient’s behavior also matters.”

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