Art, Language and the Brain

When she was 44 years old, Dr. Ruth Resch, a psychologist and baby expert, stepped off a flight from Portugal to New York, fresh from delivering a lecture and feeling pretty darn good about herself and her future. Moments later, she had a stroke that resulted in aphasia, a neurological disorder that causes loss of speech and the ability to read or write. Resch’s story could end there, heartbreaking and silent, but it happily doesn’t.

 

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