Philosophers, including Plato and Descartes, attributed these experiences to non-physical entities, quite separate to the brain. According to this belief, souls house our personalities, and enable moral reasoning to occur. This idea still enjoys substantial support today. Many are comforted by the thought that the soul does not need the brain, and mental life can continue after death. If who we are is attributed to a non-physical substance independent of the brain, then physical damage to this organ should not change a person.
But there is an overwhelming amount of neuropsychological evidence to suggest that this is, in fact, not only possible, but relatively common. The perfect place to start explaining this is the curious case of Phineas Gage. In , year-old Gage was working as a construction foreman for a railroad company. During the works, explosives were required to blast away rock. This intricate procedure involved explosive powder and a tamping iron rod.
In a moment of distraction, Gage detonated the powder and the charge went off, sending the rod through his left cheek. It pierced his skull, and travelled through the front of his brain, exiting the top of his head at high speed. Modern day methods have since revealed that the likely site of damage was to parts of his prefrontal cortex. Gage was thrown to the floor, stunned, but conscious. Previously a well-mannered, respectable, smart business man, Gage reportedly became irresponsible, rude and aggressive.
He was careless and unable to make good decisions.
Women were advised not to stay long in his company, and his friends barely recognised him. A similar case was that of photographer and forerunner of motion pictures Eadweard Muybridge. In , Muybridge was involved in a stagecoach accident and sustained a brain injury to the orbitofrontal cortex part of the prefrontal cortex. He had no recollection of the crash, and developed traits that were quite unlike his former self. He became aggressive, emotionally unstable, impulsive and possessive.
His attorney pled insanity, due to the extent of the personality changes following the accident. This book, among other things, clearly states the stages of brain rehabilitation, lists possible symptoms, explains in layman's terms how things can appear one way one day, and differently the next. I can speak intelligently to untrained educators using quotes from this book to explain aberrant and unexpected behavior as exhibited by my son.
Ask me, I am a teacher! An intimate story of a mother's dedication and devotion to her teenage son's recovery after a brutal motorcycle accident, and the things she learned through David's eight weeks in a coma from traumatic brain injury. The book provides an insight into roles that instinct and love play in the care and recovery process.
You will be enraged, you will laugh, you will cry, and to top it all you will finish the book wanting to know more and looking forward to Book 2. Following her own child's harrowing traumatic brain injury, Dixie Fremont-Smith Coskie wrote a highly acclaimed book which emotionally and passionately documented her nightmarish journey as mother and caregiver.
Each chapter concludes with tips for coping and participating throughout the process. This book is the companion guide to Coskie's book listed above. Provides powerful tips and tools to help any parent faced with a child that has a traumatic brain injury. Describes a number of safe and effective therapies for the lifelong process of people with brain injury.
A thorough book on brain injury. Amen takes you through numerous brain injury issues, and has solutions for strengthening the brain. An episodic tour of brain injuries and the strange behavior that often accompanies them. Focuses on the poor treatment available to many patients. Explains that a person injured with a brain injury can gradually rebuild a meaningful life again. Teaches you how to use all of your five sense to enhance "brain power" well into your later years. Neurobics, a scientifically proven method of exercising the brain, is described fully within the pages.
The authors believe that there is life after brain injury. They provide a guide to help you accomplish this.
The editor has gathered together many of the best and most current peer-reviewed publications on mild traumatic brain injury and compiled an excellent reference. This book will help your family know that there are thousands of other people just like yourselves who have been through this same experience.
Provides hope and understanding. To help you win the battle against the ravages of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Outlines the three classical stages of change that constitute a rite of passage. You face a maze of urgent, complicated, and time-consuming medical, insurance, financial, legal, family, and personal issues. You have so many questions and you're not sure where to turn for help. This book is based on the experiences of hundreds of people living with a brain injury, their families, and the medical professionals.
Written by a husband whose wife survived a brain injury, and their quest to help others. You will find this book in the Science aisle. Doidge provides a summary of the current revolution in neuroscience. He explores the the fact that the age-old distinction between the brain and the mind is changing, as the power of positive thinking finally gains scientific credibility. Various stories about recoveries, treatments, and new methods are presented and used to explain the fact the the brain can be "rewired" and "remapped.
Oliver Sacks is a neurologist who explores neurological disorders with a novelist's skill and an appreciation of his patients as human beings. Gives a very thorough overview of traumatic brain injury TBI , then breaks it down into all of the individual problems associated with TBI. Throughout this book there are a lot of mental exercises. One part science-guide, and one part self-help. Ready-to-follow advice on everything from eating right for your brain, to improving your memory.
What should you know about brain injury and recovery? Watch a series of incredible videos produced by the Shepherd Center. They feature some of the nation's top physicians, neuroscientists, and brain injury experts to help you understand brain injury and gives you practical advice for coping with brain Injury. Rick explores the impact that brain injury has had on himself and other survivors, and reveals helpful approaches. Contact Rick at or Mark Sherry speaking to a Support Group for brain injury survivors. Chronicles Jason's powerful and unusual story.
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Explores the nature of hope, faith, and healing. The story of a magazine editor who suffered a massive stroke while driving his son home. The story of his struggle to "write" his story. This is a TRUE story. Andrew Weil and Dr. Gary Small have put together a workbook, training cards, and two CDs to help keep your brain young, sharpen your mind, enhance your concentration, and build verbal fluency.
Unique to this video are individuals who have experienced mild, moderate, and severe traumatic brain injury TBI as well as acquired brain injury ABI who relate their personal stories about their initial diagnosis and their lifelong challenges in living with TBI. A thrombectomy procedure surgical removal of a blood clot from a blood vessel done within hours after an ischemic stroke can often forestall damage. The procedure, in which a doctor pulls clots from the brain, is transforming stroke treatment. High School student makes a potentially huge discovery. This could change the way we treat brain injury.
Deep Brain Stimulation is an experimental operation and method being tried at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Texas to launch the country's biggest study into sport-related concussion in young athletes.
State officials hope to track brain injuries among high school sports to discover whether more needs to be done to improve player safety and protect athletes. Improvement Even Years After an Injury. Published on June 9, To learn more about Amazon Sponsored Products, click here. Barbara Janet Cooper speaks to caregivers on their journey caring for the loved one in their life that has been brought low by illness, injury or depression. Through the blessings, grace and lessons she has received as a caregiver, her words offer the reader, love, hope and inspiration as they move forward on their journey.
Barbara is a mother, grandmother, caregiver and a author of several books.
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She lives in Texas close to family and friends and can be reached at her website. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Learn more about Amazon Prime. From one moment to the next an accident changed their lives, and Barbara became a victim"s care giver. The chapters of this book reveal the source of Barbara's strength not only to survive but to become a loving caregiver. In these pages she shares her insights and experiences and faith with readers who themselves have encountered similar challenges or know someone who has.
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