‘Magnets’ help stroke patients speak – The University of Queensland

16 November 2011

Magnetic stimulation of the brain could help improve language skills of stroke survivors with aphasia, according to research by The University of Queensland.

Dr Caroline Barwood, who recently completed her PhD at UQ’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, conducted the research and found significant improvement in the language skills of stroke patients after they underwent Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).

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