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Lateralization
2 halves of brain not indentical
Brain is different on each side
Language cente ron left side on almost everyone
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Mini-stroke
Once blood supply resumes, the area will function again
Resumes within 48 hours
Warning sign of major stroke
Lacunae Infacts
very, very tiny strokes
One may not even notice
Little section may eventually build up to affect something major
Brain
Most sensitive to oxygen deprivation
3 1/2- 4 minutes without oxygen -> brain damage
If CNS tissue dies- brain cannot be repaired
2 circulators:
Right: all blood to lungs
Left: All blood to remainder of body
Muscle
Homunculus
Dwarf
Motor strip is inverted
Depending on where damage on strip is- depends on where part of body is affected
Rehab for CVA
1. Strengthening of residual motor ability
2. Spontaneolus recovery
Aphasia
Decefit in language
Receptive: Broca's Area
Expressive: Wernicke's Area
Disinhibition
Do things they would not otherwise do
Dysarthria
Difficulty mouthing words
Ataxia
incoordination
Apraxia
Ability to function spontaneously but cannot function when asked to
1. Limb apraxia
2. verbal apraxia
Agnosia
Loss of recognition of certain sensory stimuli
Tactile Amnesia
Can explain object when in sight but cannot when not in sight using touch
Propioception
Knowing where your body parts are in space
Simultaneous Processing
Ability to do multiple things at once
Hemianopsia
Without half vision
Left CVA- cannot see anything on right
Right CVA- cannot see things on left