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Conférence Cyclope

Wednesday March 12th, 2014 at 8:00 PM - INSTN Saclay


"Strokes in newborns: alternative routes towards development" by Lucie Hertz-Pannier

Every year, 1,500 newborns suffer from brain paralysis following a stroke during pregnancy or birth (sometimes, premature). Brain areas dedicated for instance to language or motor function may be irreparably damaged. But, when you see those children some years later, many of them manage to speak and walk. Brain seems to have started a new organization in order to make up for the handicap, at least partially.

How does brain work? To what extent is this resilience ability true? Is this neuroplasticity the same when paralysis occurs in adults further to a stroke?

Explore the brain’s twists and turns with Lucie Hertz-Pannier, physician and researcher at NeuroSpin - CEA Saclay, and vice-president of La Fondation Motrice.

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