A critical window for recovery after stroke | John Krakauer | TEDxJohnsHopkinsUniversity

A critical window for recovery after stroke | John Krakauer | TEDxJohnsHopkinsUniversity

Dr. John Krakauer, a Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University, co-founded the KATA project that combines concepts of neurology and neuroscience with interactive entertainment and motion capture technology to learn how lesions affect motor learning and to aid patients in recovering from brain injury.

Dr. John Krakauer is a Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, the Director of the Center for the Study of Motor Learning and Brain Repair, and the Director of Brain, Learning, Animation, and Movement Lab (BLAM) at Johns Hopkins. He received his undergraduate and master’s degree from Cambridge University and earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. His clinical and research expertise is in stroke, ischemic cerebrovascular disease, cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, and venous and sinus thrombosis. He co-founded the KATA project that combines concepts of neurology and neuroscience with interactive entertainment and motion capture technology to learn how lesions affect motor learning and to aid patients in recovering from brain injury.

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46 Comments

  1. James Benson on September 10, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    Our State Iowa government ITS SHAMEFUL . I’m homeless and no social workers and it’s 4 years. No so sad it’s my fault my Cross to burden

  2. James Benson on September 10, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    4 years and it’s my story.

  3. James Benson on September 10, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    Time is time e-mc

  4. Libra Storm on September 10, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Hmm. In 2013 I had a brain bleeding they missed 2014 another brain bleed and hemorrhagic stroke + ischemic during my c-section I was placed in a coma and life support for a week. I lost my dominant right side totally paralyzed upon waking. I couldn’t even talk. Forgot that I had just delivered a baby. I didn’t get ANY movement in my hand until 5 month post stroke and believe me I was trying. PT OT ST you name it I did it. I’m the mother of 9 kids. 5 at home so I stay busy. No time for stroke. But I’ll agree I’m about 70% and I don’t anticipate any more. I walk with an AFO. CANE and walker sometimes. I can talk. Although I do have slight aphasia and right side neglect. My arm/hand functions about 20% but I don’t feel it’s part of my body. It’s hard to explain. Getting botox next month for the first time to relax the spasticity in my arms….

  5. Marilou Castro on September 10, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    After a stroke, we will start the patient’s brain regeneration process in 7-14 days. International Institute of Quantum Genetics.

  6. KevyneShandris on September 10, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    I can vouch for video gaming helping me in my Thalamic/PLIC stroke recovery.

    Regular PT is about strengthening muscle groups and ROM at set intervals a week and a major pain. Video games you can not only work at home using your shoulder/arm/hand again, but also helps in spatial awareness some strokes cause, everyday and for hours a day, too.

    It just depends on the type and how extensive your stroke is, that video gaming is a good additional means to keep a patient motivated to get better (a big concern, as strokes shock the system badly).

    A year later I’m back to about 90% norm in functioning on the left side. Still have other setbacks with the vision, but motor skills have mostly returned to normal. Just some ataxia and numbness and vision issues remain.

  7. Nathan Faust on September 10, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    I had a stroke April 3, 2016 I didn’t know that I had had a stroke until just over a week after I had the stroke. The ER Dr, thought it was just the flu, but when does the flu mess up your walking and equilibrium completely to the point of barely walking and having to have a hand against the wall to get to where your going? That was the only symptom of a stroke that I had, at least I think that’s true, nobody ever said that something was wrong with me to give me a clue that I was having a stroke. Your life is different forever when you have a stroke, the life you knew before your stroke is dead and gone, you will never be the same, you can get back almost everything from your stroke that you could do before your stroke, but you will be different. Every stroke is different, every stroke recovery is different, every stroke victim is different. You can’t put someone who’s had a stroke into a box and tell them what they can and can’t do as a result of their stroke, no doctor can possibly know that or tell a patient who’s had a stroke what they will or won’t be able to do in their recovery. You can tell someone what they can and can’t do after a stroke and then sit back and watch them prove you wrong. Or they can work as hard at their recovery as hard as they can every day the rest of their lives and yet still only improve a very small amount. But you don’t know which one is which. When someone works hard at their rehab and recovery you never know which group they would be in or closer too. When you have a stroke you can’t take the chance to take it easy and not work very hard on your recovery, because you might very well get back alot of your abilities that you had before your stroke, if you saw me walking then you would never guess that I had a stroke just over 2 years ago and how I could barely walk and needed alot of help to walk anywhere i was going too. The 1st few weeks I was in the VA hospital I was wheeled everywhere I was going. I worked as hard as I possibly could work in my rehab and recovery from my stroke.

  8. Linda Lai on September 10, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Sharron Stone had a major stroke with bleeding in the brain and made a full recovery after 7 years; so much for that "window"

  9. James Benson on September 10, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    It’s stoke its so scared to no to talk. Police. Attorney. And My Family ? No no words or to talk it’s scared. Time it’s hospital and therapy. It’s my fault. Time issues no can’t talk or text or phone my aphasia , no 2020 heart attack it’s a 3 byspess or nome. I’m blessed and apraxia it’s a hard to talk. But work and work and I’m going bible and I’m going to better. God Blessed you tubbers thanks yous

  10. ill skills on September 10, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    when I had my stroke and paralysis I was fortunate to go to a hospital where they had physical therapy

  11. Motivate con Fa on September 10, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    OMG, I need this.

  12. David Tyrone on September 10, 2021 at 9:34 pm

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  13. Gab May on September 10, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    the brain has so much brain cells and connections. The next is to reach the functional positions with the muscles, tendons,bones. After this you can try in training to move them. But you have to know where and what you have to move. There is a combination therapy, gabmay

  14. The Recovery channel on September 10, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    Amazing!

  15. Joshua Stewart on September 10, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    Stroke survivor it’s been two years and I have full use of both left and right side. I am a hairstylist and a user of my right side which is now weak. I have a ten year old, so as much as I wanted to give up or slow down I couldn’t cause I have to take care of her and myself. I have to do day to day care, like cleaning, homework and other chores. Grateful to be alive✨💖❤️

  16. The Recovery channel on September 10, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    Amazing video

  17. Hazel Hazel on September 10, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    which video games and how often did you play would love to try, please PM me the details

  18. Aprill Roberts on September 10, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    It’s brutal. My Mother in law needs her glasses yet she threw them in the floor in frustration and broke them. Her speech is so bad we just can fathom it what she needs or wants. Because she’s lost weight she needs new dentures, goodness knows how they’ll sort that out 🤷‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️💕

  19. Max on September 10, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    I call BS since I had a stroke 3 years ago.

  20. Kenneth see on September 10, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    This guy talking about strokes doesn’t know what he’s talking about I hate when all these people have pie in the sky ideas . I have been paralyzed for 5 plus years from a massive stroke when you are taken right after a stroke all they work on is walking and math no qrm or upper extremities. I felt the therapists just had a job clock out at the end of the day I was carried around from one tharapist to another one would see me and say good I could get you in early especially on Fridays thinking they get off early for the wekend. Others just say do this and come back after a week of doing it at home

  21. A T on September 10, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    When he talks about being alone in a hospital and it’s 2021 and they literally are completely alone in the hospital.

  22. Astrid Maria Boshuisen on September 10, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    how sad that no computer aided technology has been introduced yet instead of animal testing so we don’t have to hear some cold scientist talking nonchalantly about torturing animals again and again….

  23. hkaineable on September 10, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Note findings of the AVERT trial. Patients in the very early mobilization group had poorer outcomes (poorer modified ranking scale score and more deaths) than the usual care group. So it is possible to do rehab (particularly mobilization) too early.

  24. Rachael Courtney on September 10, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    You have my support a million percent. Genius idea!!!!!!!!

  25. Jeyachandran Ramasamy on September 10, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Do fasting helps to recovery fully from stroke

  26. Rachael Courtney on September 10, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    My rehab was MountSinai in Hartford aconnecticut inUnited States.. Every nurseCVNA doctor and therapists loved me through my childlikeness almost healed my wounded inner child. I went through so much abuseand trauma as s young child I am almost sure that is why I finally stroked out. My blood pressure has been perfect and my pulse and resting pulse since my stroke. Every therapist and nurse who were coming to my house discharged me immediately because they said I was doing so good and that was immediately after discharge fffo rehab at Mount Sinai.When I could not open and close my left hand it finally happened like s robotic hand and that how I described it to other patients there also.They gave us Bruner balls and putty to play with in bed. I never turned my tv on in there I wanted to be busy!!!

  27. Muhammd Waqas on September 10, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    My mom is not recovering well like she can’t walk or move arm left sided can she recover in meantime?

  28. Biji Yohannan on September 10, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    🤝For all those just listen for oet😂

  29. wez on September 10, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Ginkgo Biloba
    Hawthorn
    Turmeric
    Lions Mane
    Chaga
    Spontaneous Qigong / 5 Animal play qigong

  30. clv4556 on September 10, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Mòivate did you get this

  31. Trader Stevo on September 10, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    My stroke was in November 18 2019. And I couldnt talk for a week. Doctors said I might never talk again. Coming on 5 weeks, I can say almost every word (struggle with more complex words)…but its broken speech. Not fluent. I make heaps of spelling mistakes as well. I use to make a living from the wrtten words- not anymore. I can only hope that I continue to recover my speech. That said, I met a someone who had stoke and lost her vision for 2 years. It came back after 2 years. The human brain is amazing.

  32. boby thing on September 10, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Im a year late to treatment. Any have hope or words for me?

  33. Cherie Pettit on September 10, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    I had a stroke 3 yrs ago. can i recover?

  34. Max on September 10, 2021 at 9:59 pm
  35. Lisa Catherine Obl S.B. on September 10, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    I trying to follow you, but there is NO LIMIT to relearning and make better our MINDS, this brain CAN Keep doing. I hate when people Limit us, LIMIT YOU, No us Stroke SURVIVORS. Geez

  36. James Benson on September 10, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Struggling with aphasia. 2017 I can’t no 7 months therapy. It’s hard to no to tell no to Talk ….my Brother and sister and my family stole my house and belongings. 6 month and it’s 4 years I’m homeless. Then Christmas a heart attack

  37. Dawn Scott on September 10, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    16 year post stroke. I am walking. Arm no function. I continue to improve. I fight spasticity. there is healing in the name of jesus

  38. Paul Sheringham on September 10, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    I was moving from day one. So were other patients. physio and OT was intensive.

  39. st0rm cr0w on September 10, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    I’m 4 weeks after a stroke that shut down my left side. I’m in rehab, 3 hours a day. Making progress, but it’s slow.

  40. Paul Yambor on September 10, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Statin.

  41. Linda Lai on September 10, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Don’t take lipitor

  42. lisa jenkins on September 10, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    physical therapy is over in month, hmm

  43. Amber Hagy on September 10, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    I’m hopping when I try to take a step my leg seems to be holding weight fine except my knee starts to hurt. What do I need to do? Also I don’t have any use of my arm and hand on the left side I’m having a hard time getting it to do anything.

  44. Briana Schino on September 10, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    I’m almost 7 years out from hemorrhagic stroke and I’m still making gains, it just takes longer to reach each one

  45. 羅積康 on September 10, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Western medication forever can’t cure stroke because if hardened blood vessels can’t restore
    its elasticity, it’s impossible to cure stroke. Besides, how to trigger endogenous NSCs (neural
    stem cells) for regeneration is mission impossible for western medication.

    In short, western medication doesn’t need to talk about stroke anymore.

    God’s mercy nano-medication is the only treatment to cure stroke, including brainstem
    hemorrhagic stroke.

    All glory belongs to God !

  46. Sue Dinglasan on September 10, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    In a 3rd world country,having a stroke is harder but recovery is faster because we have to work to eat and move to do our house chores especially for me who have twin boys

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