Brains in motion: Talking Heads (Rebuilding language after stroke)
About the film
Stroke can affect any part of the brain, resulting in the death of tissue vital for the brains normal functions – language, for example. In this film, we meet Tess and Michael, both of whom have had a stroke affecting language but in very different ways. We also meet Professor Cathy Price and Dr Alex Leff of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging‘s Language Group, a team using fMRI to better understand how language works in the brains of both healthy volunteers and stroke patients in the hope that understanding one will help rehabilitate the other.
A film by Barry J Gibb.
We have posted this film as part of our Brains in Motion series. If you’re enjoying Brains in Motion, why not check out Wonder on Film at the Barbican? A selection of feature films themed around the human mind will be screened between now and April 10th as part of the Wonder season.