As originally seen on Science.Mic Woah. Glad I was never one for all nighters in college. My brain would just stop absorbing information at some point in the night, which I could definitely feel. At that point I’d just go to sleep, because there’s no reason to keep reading your notes for the 304809328th time … Continue reading This is Your Brain. This is Your Brain on Sleep Deprivation.
Activity-Induced DNA Breaks Govern the Expression of Neuronal Early-Response Genes as originally seen in Cell For you visual people: a “graphical abstract” Ok, let’s be real. That picture doesn’t explain it to me at all. But if it does to you, great! I just liked the idea that the article had a “graphical abstract.” I had … Continue reading Learning: Breaking and Rebuilding the Brain
On this Father’s Day, I wanted to acknowledge the special relationship between a disabled parent and their child caregivers. In my line of work, I see this daily. It has become common place for me. However, I know this isn’t the norm. It can be a huge hurdle, and difficult change for both the parent … Continue reading Switched at Stroke: When a Child Becomes the Caregiver of a Parent
Occasionally I’ll get a patient with aphasia. They can be so fun or very frustrating to work with. Aphasics are like a box of chocolates… haha. The last one I worked with was a global aphasic, but did have a least a little understanding. She didn’t have much output beyond repeating, “Si, Si… apple.” Sometimes … Continue reading Aphasia: Communicating Through the Barriers
Annual Checkup by a Physical Therapist as originally seen on The American Physical Therapy Association Website I’ve long thought that we as human beings should be getting regular physical fitness check-ups. Fitness has been proven as a factor in so many disease processes from the obvious– obesity– to other not-so-obvious but truly scary diseases– some cancers. … Continue reading Annual Physical Therapy Check-up
A dural lymphatic vascular system that drains brain interstitial fluid and macromolecules as originally seen in The Journal of Experimental Medicine. Stop the presses! The anatomy text books need to be re-written! Hopefully, everyone out there has already heard about this amazing new discovery. I first heard of it about 3 weeks ago, but was on … Continue reading New Anatomical Discoveries
Who: “Neurologists, Athletic Trainers, Primary Care Physicians, Neurophyschologists, Sports Medicine Professionals” I would add therapists that work either in the sports or military/veterans fields. What: American Academy of Neurology Sports Concussion Conference 2015 When: July 24-26, 2015 Where: Colorado Convention Center Denver, Colorado Why: “Participants should be able to accurately and appropriately diagnose concussion; institute … Continue reading CCU Alert! American Academy of Neurology Sports Concussion Conference 2015