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SuperBetter after a TBI

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When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience — and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life. I just …

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 …