Futurity.org posted a great article about a Carnegie Mellon study … When injury causes one area of the brain to lose function, secondary brain areas activate to fill in the gap. “The human brain has a remarkable ability to adapt to various types of trauma, such as traumatic brain injury and stroke, making it possible for people to continue functioning after key brain areas have been damaged,” says Marcel Just, professor of psychology at Carnegie Mellon University and director of its Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging. “It is now clear how the brain can naturally rebound from injuries and gives us indications of how individuals can train their brains to be prepared for easier recovery. The secret is to develop alternative thinking styles, the way a switch-hitter develops alternative batting styles. Then, if a muscle in one arm is injured, they can use the batting style that relies more on the uninjured arm.” (read the rest of the article…)
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Did you know that 30% of soldiers admitted to Walter Reed Army Medical Center have been diagnosed as having had a TBI? Did you also know that Veterans’ advocates believe that between 10 and 20% of Iraq veterans, or 150,000 and 300,000 service members have some level of TBI? And according to the CDC blasts are a leading cause of TBI for active duty military personnel in war zones.
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We had a great time at the Tools 4 Success Conference last week. Tools 4 Success is an annual conference for persons with disabilities that focuses on employment prep. BEST was one of the many community organizations present for the conference. Karen and Penny were terrific as they engaged with visitors to our table and other vendors. Here are some photos you might enjoy…
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Another successful event. Thank you Karen, Penny, and the entire Stitiching It Up crew.