A recent article in Science News simply blew me away: for rats who had strokes induced, the simple stimulation of a single whisker proved sufficient to completely prevent the damage in the brain typical of strokes. The touch of a whisker was done at intervals during the 2 hour window from onset of the stroke. Total "whisker" time? Less than 5 minutes within that 2 hour time frame.
One whisker. A simple touch.
So much prevented.
The implications for human stroke victims are enormous. Treatment that is free. Easily provided. So much potential for good.
Read more here at Science News.
A potent reminder of how much good we can do with just a fingertip. Amazing...