This Too Shall Pass

In Recovery by Emerson Jane Browne1 Comment

I feel so very confused as to who I am, who I am not, and who I should be, and who I can be. I want to know where the brain holes are so I can avoid them. I want something like a map to a mine field. I want to know exactly what is not working. I want to know exactly what I need to avoid. I want to know what I can do, and do well.

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“Shoulding” on myself

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One of the big problems I have from the brain injury is that I pretty much lack an ability to prioritize. I literally am not able to figure out what is more important than something else. Therefore I worry that whatever I have spent time doing might have been the “wrong” thing; that it was something far less important and than something else that I did not do.

Stoke of Insight

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On December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor woke up to discover that she was experiencing a rare form of stroke, an arterio-venous malformation (AVM).  As a brain scientist, she realized she had a ringside seat to her own stroke. This talk is a first person account of the difference between the right and left brain hemispheres.  Taylor watched as her …

Journey to the Center of the Brain

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This is an excellent talk by brain expert, Vilayanur Ramachandran.  He gets a standing ovation at the end for good reason!  He is a great speaker. In this talk he discusses the research being done using specific brain injuries to map the brain but also goes into some fascinating rehabilitation techniques that he has developed.  Especially amazing is the use …