Pioneering Neuroscientist John Krakauer Featured During Mind Science Foundation Speaker Series on Oct. 13
The San Antonio-based Mind Science Foundation hosts neurologist and neuroscientist John Krakauer from Johns Hopkins University for its October Distinguished Speaker Series. The focus will be on stroke recovery, on important new research and poststroke rehabilitation techniques pioneered by Dr. Krakauer for patients in the first critical months after a stroke.
Almost 800,000 people experience a stroke event each year in the U.S. Dr. Krakauer has called current rehabilitation therapies “medieval” and has called for a revolution in rehabilitation and therapeutic treatments for stroke patients. The new rehabilitation regimens that he has created utilize a mix of engineers and computer scientists who provide ways to help the injured brain reconfigure itself to compensate for the injury caused by stroke.
Dr. Krakauer directs the Center for the Study of Motor Learning and Brain Repair at Johns Hopkins University.
The Distinguished Speaker Series event takes place Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at Pearl Stable (Historic Pearl Brewery), 307 Pearl Pkwy. For more information, visit www.mindscience.org.