John Krakauer publishes book on stroke recovery
John Krakauer, a John C. Malone Professor in the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, and S. Thomas Carmichael, a professor in the Department of Neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, have co-authored an upcoming book on stroke recovery and brain repair. The book, titled “Broken Movement: The Neurobiology of Motor Recovery after Stroke,” will be published by MIT Press and is set to be released on November 3, 2017.
The book’s description on Amazon reads:
“Stroke is a leading cause of disability in adults and recovery is often difficult, with existing rehabilitation therapies largely ineffective. In Broken Movement, John Krakauer and S. Thomas Carmichael, both experts in the field, provide an account of the neurobiology of motor recovery in the arm and hand after stroke. They cover topics that range from behavior to physiology to cellular and molecular biology. Broken Movement is the only accessible single-volume work that covers motor control and motor learning as they apply to stroke recovery and combines them with motor cortical physiology and molecular biology. The authors cast a critical eye at current frameworks and practices, offer new recommendations for promoting recovery, and propose new research directions for the study of brain repair.”