Video: Scanning stroke

Watch or download our video of young person who experienced a stroke as she looks inside her brain

For this film, the ‘Big Picture’ team met Sarah Scott, a charming young woman who experienced a stroke at the age of 18 while still at school.

Aged 22 in the film, Sarah is slowly recovering, but continues to experience problems with both written and spoken language. Sarah kindly agreed to visit the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, submitting to a brain scan in their massive MRI machine. While there, Sarah also took advantage of the opportunity to quiz the people behind the scanner and the scientists who study the images it produces in the hope they might discover clues to help present and future stroke patients.

Running time: 5 mins 49 secs

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About this resource

This resource was first published in ‘Inside the Brain’ in January 2013 and reviewed and updated in November 2017.

Inside the Brain
Education levels:
16–19, Continuing professional development