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•  Events such as strokes may promote reorganisation of brain function

A stroke is the sudden death of brain cells in a localised area due to inadequate blood flow

  • This results in the improper functioning of the brain, due to the loss of neural connections in the affected area

There are two main types of stroke – ischemic strokes and hemorrhagic strokes

  • Ischemic strokes result from a clot within the blood restricting oxygenation to an associated region of the brain
  • Hemorrhagic strokes result from a ruptured blood vessel causing bleeding within a section of the brain

Strokes symptoms may be temporary if the brain is able to reorganise its neural architecture to restore function

  • Following a stroke, healthy areas of the brain may adopt the functionality of damaged regions
  • This capacity for the restoration of normal function is made possible due to the neuroplasticity of the brain

Types of Strokes

                                               Representation:         Diagram           CT scan