Regeneration After a Stroke Requires Intact Communication Channels Between Brain Hemispheres

Degeneration of corpus callosum and recovery of motor function after stroke: A multimodal magnetic resonance imaging study. Hum Brain Mapp. 2011 Oct 22. doi: 10.1002/hbm.21417. [Epub ahead of print] Degeneration of corpus callosum and recovery of motor function after stroke: A multimodal magnetic resonance imaging study. Wang LE, Tittgemeyer M, Imperati D, Diekhoff S, Ameli … Continue reading

TED Talk: RAMACHANDRAN on your mind

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TED Talk VS Ramachandran on your mind The Brain. It is a 3 pound mass of jelly. It can contemplate the universe, the meaning of infinity, and contemplate itself contemplating the meaning of infinity. The holy grail of neuroscience is understanding consciousness. How to study the brain? Look at patients with sustained damage in the … Continue reading

TED TALK: Jill Taylor’s Powerful Stroke of Insight

Probably the greatest lecture to ever blend Passion and Science. NOTES TED TALK Jill Bolte Taylor’s stroke of insight What is it about my brain that allows me to take my dreams, connect them to my reality and make my dreams come true, while a my brother – who is diagnosed with schizophrenia- is unable … Continue reading

Reading and controlling human brain activation using real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging (rt-fMRI)

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Reading and controlling human brain activation using real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging R. Christopher deCharms Omneuron 3T MRI Research Center, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA TRENDS in Cognitive Sciences Vol.11 No.11 ABSTRACT Understanding how to control how the brain’s functioning mediates mental experience and the brain’s processing to alter cognition or disease are central projects … Continue reading

Acute Stroke

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Source: Society for NeuroInterventional Surgery About Stroke Overall, strokes can be divided into two main types. The first type, known as a hemorrhagic stroke, happens when an artery in the brain bleeds. This kind of stroke may be caused by an aneurysm (a bubble in the artery wall) that bursts or by a condition called … Continue reading

Music enhances cognitive recovery and prevents negative mood

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Source: Music listening enhances cognitive recovery and mood after middle cerebral artery stroke Abstract We know from animal studies that a stimulating and enriched environment can enhance recovery after stroke, but little is known about the effects of an enriched sound environment on recovery from neural damage in humans. In humans, music listening activates a … Continue reading

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