Hemispheric localization of ischemic lesions can predict specific cognitive deficits post-stroke

Takeaway

  • Unique hemispheric distribution of ischemic lesions characterizes distinct cognitive deficits in subacute stroke.

Why this matters

    Although cognitive impairment is common and problematic following a stroke, little is known about the impact of lesion location on specific cognitive deficits. This unique study introduces a novel analytical probabilistic multilevel approach that pools information across the entire brain. These brain imaging techniques could help to predict cognitive outcomes allowing for individualized post-stroke management.