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The Median is NOT the Message

In Recovery by Emerson Jane Browne1 Comment

When you are confronted with a brain injury or a disease such as cancer you will almost immediately be confronted by statistics … from the mouths of well meaning friends, family, and doctor’s, in medical literature, and on the web. DO NOT let statistics scare you.

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Move on already!

In Brain Injury, Recovery by Emerson Jane Browne2 Comments

People tend to get impatient with brain injury survivors. “Move on already! Your brain injury was x number of years ago!”. Outsiders cannot grasp how much a brain injury changes who a person is; how it changes one’s sense of self

10,000 Hours

In Research by Emerson Jane BrowneLeave a Comment

What does 10,000 hours get you?  It is an enormous amount of time.  It divides down to a little over 19 hours per week if you divide it evenly over 10 years.  10,000 hours is the "magic number" of practice time to achieve mastery; mastery of anything.  "The emerging picture from such studies is that ten thousand of hours of …

Journey to the Center of the Brain

In Brain Videos, Recovery, Research by Emerson Jane BrowneLeave a Comment

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 …