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Neuroeducation: Learning, Arts, and the Brain

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The Dana Foundation released Neuroeducation: Learning, Arts, and the Brain, its newest free education resource. The book, the culmination of a summit sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University School of Education’s Neuro-Education Initiative, focuses on the convergence of neuroscientific research and teaching and learning, with an emphasis on the arts.    Education and brain experts… Continue Reading

Highlights from Brain & Spine Law Blogs

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Here are more highlights of fellow spine and brain injury law bloggers: Brain Injury Awareness in South Carolina: High Number of Brain … Brain Injury Awareness in South Carolina: High Number of Brain Injuries Among Soldiers :: South Carolina Injury Lawyer Blog. … Search this Blog … Fewer Trauma Injuries at Children’s Hospital Thanks to… Continue Reading

Highlights of Brain and Spine Injury Law Blogs

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Hre are some highlights from fellow bloggers on Brain and Spine Injury Law: Motorcycle Accidents in Maryland: Avoiding Fatalities and Reducing … By Lebowitz & Mzhen Motorcycle Accidents in Maryland: Avoiding Fatalities and Reducing Injuries from Car-Bike Crashes :: Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog. … As a result, many motorcycle accidents have an especially high… Continue Reading

New Publication in 2010 Social Psychological and Personality Science

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SAGE, the world’s fifth largest publisher of academic journals, is pleased to announce the January 2010 launch of a new quarterly journal, Social Psychological and Personality Science (SPPS). SPPS will publish cutting-edge, short reports of single studies, or very succinct reports of multiple studies. The journal’s brief, to-the-point research articles will be of broad interest… Continue Reading

The Soloist

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has launched a new Web site, http://www.nami.org/soloist, as part of a social action campaign with Participant Media surrounding the release (April 24) of "The Soloist," starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr. Schizophrenia is a serious and challenging medical illness, an illness that affects well over 2 million American… Continue Reading

The Neurology of Consciousness: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropathology

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The BIAA is having its annual conference in Las Vegas at the end of the month.  One of the featured speakers is Nathan Zasler.  Dr. Zasler just finished and book entitled The Neurology of Consciousness: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropathology. This is a very welcome addition to the field of neuroscience literature and should be read… Continue Reading

Brain Balance(TM) Centers Picks Adam Kluger Public Relations (AKPR) to Help Promote New Book and Atlanta Event to Raise Awareness About Revolutionary New Way to Treat Learning Disorders; Atlantic Recording Artist/Country Music Star Zac Brown and Dr. Rober

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Dr. Robert Melillo is an internationally known lecturer, author, researcher and clinician in the areas of neurology, rehabilitation, neuropsychology and neurobehavioral disorders in children. Dr. Melillo’s Hemispheric Integration Therapy (H.I.T.) forms the foundation of The BrainBalance Program(R), a multi-modal approach to the remediation of ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, learning disabilities and processing disorders along… Continue Reading

The Naked Brain Reviewed by deMause

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Richard Restak, The Naked Brain: How the Emerging Neurosociety is Changing How We Live, Work, and Love. New York: Harmony Books, 2006. Reviewed by Lloyd deMause The revolution in neuroimaging techniques in the past two decades has produced such a new understanding of the effects of early experiences on the brain and the disorders from… Continue Reading

How doctors can think better

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How Doctors Think is striking a chord with doctors.  Doctors’ thinking processes, in particular, need attention, according to Jerome Groopman, MD, hematologist and oncologist. Groopman’s 2007 book, How Doctors Think (Houghton Mifflin), called "a mix of science and soul" by New York Times reviewer William Grimes, has struck a chord with physicians, insurers, and others… Continue Reading

TBI Book On NPR

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New Brain Injury Book To Be Featured on NPR National Public Radio’s Diane Rehm Show to Feature New Brain Injury Book On Tuesday, May 27, at 11 am EDT, nationally-recognized talk show host Diane Rehm will interview Susan Connors, Brain Injury Association of America president/CEO, and Michael Mason, author of Head Cases, the compelling compilation… Continue Reading

Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain | Book Review by Tim Titolo

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Book Title: Change Your Mind, Change Your Brain: How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to Transform Ourselves Author: Sharon Begley Contrary to what the title may suggest, this is not a training manual for the brain. The book is a fascinating and convincing account of recent discoveries in brain neuroplasticity (i.e. its `pliability’)… Continue Reading

Neuropsychology in the Courtroom

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Trial lawyers, civil litigators and criminal defense attorneys will find Dr. Robert Heilbronner’s latest book, “Neuropsychology in the Courtroom: Expert Analysis of Reports and Testimony” (Guilford Press, 2008), to be an informative legal guide for the evaluation of neuropsychological impairments in civil and criminal litigation. Edited by Robert L. Heilbronner, this 2008 publication contains contributions… Continue Reading

New Neuropsychology Book

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Trial lawyers, civil litigators and criminal defense attorneys will find Dr. Robert Heilbronner’s latest book, “Neuropsychology in the Courtroom: Expert Analysis of Reports and Testimony” (Guilford Press, 2008), to be an informative legal guide for the evaluation of neuropsychological impairments in civil and criminal litigation. “Neuropsychology in the Courtroom” is Dr. Heilbronner’s most recent text… Continue Reading

The Lookout

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While driving with his head lights off down a country highway, Chris Pratt (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), his girlfriend Kelly (Laura Vandervoort) and two friends crash into a stalled combine on the road, which results in Chris’ brain damage affecting his short-term memory, and death of the two friends. Four years later, Chris has to write things… Continue Reading

The Frontal Lobe 11

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Chapter 11 entitled "Disturbing Deviations" takes the reader through Dr. Firlik’s experience and observations of Pediatric Neurology. As a resident and a practicing surgeon, Dr. Firlik grapples with clinical detachment, reality and horror of being unable to change the "randomness of nature." In a case of "hydrancephaly," Dr. Firlik was forced to decide whether doing… Continue Reading

The Nine, Jeffrey Toobin

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I recently read the 2007 book called The Nine, by Jeffrey Toobin.  The author gives us glimpses into the people appointed by Presidents Clinton and Bush with some 1960s and 1970s appointments that made up the liberal court.  Surprises abound as Republican appointed Justices created a new kind of conservative court. Two political ironies underscore… Continue Reading

Another Day in the Frontal Lobe 9

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In this chapter Dr. Firlik takes us through perceptions of Risk. Both from the neurosurgeon’s view and the patient. She recalls a "warm hand-holding" surgeon who would “pepper” his remarks about the risks of brain surgery, while holding out the consent forms, with "religious-speak" like "We’ll get you through this with God’s grace." On the… Continue Reading

Another Day in the Frontal Lobe 8

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I am reading Another Day in the Frontal Lobe by Katrina Firlik. Dr. Firlik is a neurosurgeon. She was the first woman admitted to the neurosurgery residency program at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center; the largest and one the most prestigious neurosurgery programs in the country. She currently teaches at Yale University and lives… Continue Reading

Penfield Quote 1959

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“We have at present no basis for a scientific explanation of the brain-mind relationship. We can only continue to study the brain without philosophical prejudice. And if the day should ever dawn when scientific analysis of body and brain solves the “mystery,” all men who have sought the truth in all sincerity will rejoice alike:… Continue Reading