After a stroke, there is an increased risk of suffering a second one. Until now, it was unclear whether the brain is able to recover after a second attack, and whether the activation of the right hemisphere areas is supportive for the regeneration at all. Scientists at MPI CBS now found an answer by using virtual lesions.
The heartbeat affects the brain. But the underlying mechanisms were still unclear. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS) in Leipzig and Berlin School of Mind and Brain have now identified two mechanisms underpinning how the heart influences our perception, the brain, and how these mechanisms differ between individuals.