on April 27, 2013
my friend had a stroke and has aphasia. It was really bad at first last year. Was unable to watch any TV... the News, Sesame Street... cooking shows.... it was just "noise". since Fringe was a favorite show and episodes were viewed many times, we rented them again and again; he was able to watch them and bring forward memories. I believe the familiarity and the enjoyment helped his brain re-learn pathways that were interrupted by the stroke. Fringe helped him focus and with the captioning he was able to recognize some of the words, learning to read all over again, which through a year of intensive speech therapy has now progressed to just about all of the words. Thanks for the help, Fringe Division!