Focal brain lesion study shows cognitive impairment may be better predicted by looking at damage to white matter

A team of researchers from Carver College of Medicine, the University of Iowa and the University of California, San Francisco, has found that doctors looking to make predictions about the degree of cognitive impairment in brain-damaged patients might do better by looking at white matter than gray matter. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes focal brain lesion studies they conducted and what they found.

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