Brain Plasticity

Hi everyone

In this youtube video, 6 year old Cameron suffers from Seizures. She was diagnosed with Rasmussen’s Syndrome. Cameron would have 10 seizures a day. A Neurologist from John Hopkins Medical Center suggest that cameron get a Hemispheretomy, Which means surgically removing a part of the brain.

After getting the surgery, cameron received extensive physical therapy for walking, arms and speech therapy. As her left side of her brain was removed, her right side took over to help the missing component (left side of her brain).

I find it amazing how the brain basically can recover and let cameron continue with her life.

My question is how does the right side of cameron’s brain remember or know what the left side of her brain was responsible for….?

~Dayi85

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