Bruce Willis has retired from acting due to a brain disorder, so what is aphasia?

4 April 2022

Professor David Copland from UQ’s Queensland Aphasia Research Centre spoke with ABC Afternoons about aphasia and Bruce Willis’ shock diagnosis.

“Aphasia is a language and communications disability, so it affects the ability to talk to understand what’s said to us, to read and to write,” Professor Copland said.

“It occurs often after some form of brain injury or impairment that affects the parts of the brain that are involved in speech and language.

Listen to the interview

Professor Copland and Emeritus Professor Linda Worrall also spoke to  Brisbane Times, Futurism, A Current Affair, and 7 News.