The Incredible Lesion-Proof Brain?

How much damage can the brain take and still function normally? In a new paper, A Lesion-Proof Brain?, Argentinian researchers Adolfo M. García et al. describe the striking case of a woman who shows no apparent deficits despite widespread brain damage. The patient, "CG", is 44 years old and was previously healthy until a series of strokes lesioned large parts of her brain, as shown below. García et al. say that the damage included "extensive compromise of the right fronto-temporo-parie