Remapping the Brain

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Science  21 Jun 1996:
Vol. 272, Issue 5269, pp. 1754
DOI: 10.1126/science.272.5269.1754


A report by Nudo et al. (p. 1791) show that after a stroke (simulated in a monkey), training the animal with certain tasks can limit the subsequent dysfunctional reorganization of the brain. These tasks engage the body part that is mapped at the injured site. In his Perspective, Freund discusses the implications of these results for rehabilitation.