Dolphin video game a bold new approach to helping stroke victims relearn motor skills

Related Articles Spring 2014 Brain Science Institute researchers seek to understand the most fundamental questions about what goes on in our heads. / Johns Hopkins Magazine The Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine’s Brain, Learning, Animation, Movement lab has released an interactive video game, “Bandit’s Shark Showdown,” that could help rehabilitate stroke victims. An article published in the Nov. 23 issue of The New Yorker explores the inspiration and development process behind an app that combines cutting-edge robotics, neuroscience, and game design. Many stroke victims suffer hemiparesis, weakness on one side of their body. But, The New Yorker’s Karen Russell writes, “the tissue death that results from stroke appears to trigger a self-repair program in the brain. For between one and three months, the brain enters a growth phase of molecular,…


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