About the research
After a stroke, many people suffer from swallowing problems (dysphagia), due to damage to brain areas responsible for controlling and coordinating the swallowing process. This makes it very hard for them to eat and drink comfortably. Scientists have developed an electrical stimulation method to restore the brain control of swallowing. But we still don't quite know whether and why this method is useful in treating swallowing problems. That's what Marthe Everaert (KU Leuven) is determined to figure out in her PhD Research.