Injury

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Research shows that even mild TBI can cause permanent brain changes in young adults – and that the damage worsens over time.
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After a traumatic brain injury, it sometimes happens that the brain can repair itself. Siddharthan Chandran walks through some new techniques using special stem cells that could allow the damaged brain to rebuild faster.
  • TED
  • 16 min
A researcher explains how her undergraduate experience inspired a career studying spinal cord injury.
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Vilayanur Ramachandran tells us what brain damage can reveal about the connection between celebral tissue and the mind, using three startling delusions as examples.
  • TED
  • 26 min
When it comes to football’s concussion crisis, a picture has been painted with two clear sides. On one side are the concerned parents, media, and researchers.
  • The Dana Foundation
How are factual and social knowledge linked? Vietnam veterans with focal brain injuries help neuroscientists determine the answer in this video.
  • Beckman Institute
Understanding how new neurons integrate into existing brain regions may hold the secret to restoring brain function after injury or disease.
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If you ever feel sorry for yourself, visit a neurologist’s waiting room.
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See for yourself what happens to the brain during a head injury. This short video is a great resource to enhance your lesson plans.
  • PBS
Help your students prevent and understand concussions. These lesson plans provide hands-on activities to learn more about head injuries.
  • University of New England Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences
A reader called me to say how much he enjoyed my book, The Other Brain, and then confided the true reason for his call: he wanted to share with me an extraordinary change in his brain and ask for my neurobiological insight. “After having a stroke I found that I could read other people’s minds,” he said.
One of the most prominent human abilities is language, a complex system involving many components, including sensory-motor functions and memory systems.
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Molecules that are important in brain development may help treat or prevent brain injuries and disorders.
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