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How does stroke impact your vision?

The visual pathway is very long and goes from the eyes to the occipital lobe, which is the region in the cerebral hemisphere that processes vision. Since the visual pathway goes through the cerebral hemisphere on each side, stroke affecting certain areas of the cerebral hemisphere will impact the visual pathway and produce visual field loss.
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Do ‘bouncing universes’ have a beginning?

Some cosmological models propose that the universe expands and contracts in infinite cycles, but new study finds a crucial flaw in the latest version of this theory. In trying to understand the nature of the cosmos, some theorists propose that the universe expands and contracts in endless cycles. Because this...
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New study finds a major cause of age-related weakness

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Scientists find the cause of long COVID ‘brain fog’

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