Rebecca Ivatts

Midnight Tango

Rebecca Ivatts - Midnight Tango

Midnight Tango

Mixed media on wood

84 x 59cm

This image depicts the role of sleep in motor memory and recovery after stroke. The anatomical features are the thalamo-hippocampal cortical networks in the brain which convert repeated movement to motor memory during sleep. In a nutshell: repeated exercises consolidated by a good night's sleep are the best route to recovery.