Brain Plasticity

Submitted by: DickenMcHunt 6 years ago in Science

An examination of the phenomenon called ""Brain Plasticity.""
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Female 196
I`m sitting in psychology right now and my professor is talking about this. I-a-b, I KNEW you secretly watched me...
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Male 3,076
0o that is just awesome!
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Male 1,164
There`s gotta be a zombie joke in here somewhere... there`s just gotta be...
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Male 3,310
I know lots of people with half a brain. At least that`s what exterior evidence tells me.
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Male 533
I guess that explains the guy with that huge dent in his head.
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Male 5
If this interests you at all, I highly recommend "The Brain That Changes Itself" by Norman Doidge, M.D. It`s a fascinating study of brain plasticity, covering things like phantom limbs and how blind people can see to a certain extent using vests that put pressure on their chest.
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Male 243
Holy poo. Turk saved that girls life.
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Male 288
Black man stole her brain!! Just kidding this is a remarkable story!
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Male 6,694
What a great story. Im sure that was expensive.
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Male 604
Theyoyoguy: If I just took out half my patient`s brain without causing any negative long-term side-effects I`d get pretty damn baked too.
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Male 214
Amazing...
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Male 25,416
sweet
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Male 24
I JUST saw this video in my Psych class the other day. Wtf?

Uh, on a side-note, though, the brain really is an incredible thing, isn`t it?
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Male 252
Cool!
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Male 462
either the doctor is very sleep deprived, or just recently got baked off his ass
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Male 7,611
I`ve known about this, but this is a good example. I think I may show this to my professor for my Neuro-anatomy and physiology class.
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Male 557
i guess kind of ignore the first part of that last comment
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Male 557
"I hope they have more protection in there than cerebro-spinal fluid. A good knock to the right side of the head could cause serious damage to the remaining hemisphere with nothing to cushion it but liquid."

"lolwut? On the left side of her head, there`s even LESS cerebrospinal fluid between the brain and the dura mater than there is on the right."


Yes but as the theory of displacement goes, essentially hes speaking of intertia. I think a blow to either side of her head sure wouldnt be good. But no one go doing that, she is an amazing girl for surviving.
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Male 737
Ben Carson spoke at my med school white coat ceremony about three days after he`d had surgery. He`s a pretty awesome guy... he overcame an amazing amount to become the world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon that he is (search his name, you`ll see how he`s had success separating conjoined twins). As for the brain in CSF, the brain is soft tissue and it flexes. To cause seriously damaging torque on the brainstem, you`d have to hit her head with so much force that she`d have plenty of other problems to worry about.
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Male 2,868
@Volsunga- That makes more sense.
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Male 1,931
I`ve heard of this type of procedure before, but seeing how this little girl, for all intents and purposes, is normal afterwords is remarkable. It is sad there was no way to salvage the majority of her brain. But one hundred years ago she would not even be alive this long.
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Male 1,548
@sbeelz
exactly, a hit to the right side of the head would cause the brain to gently impact the right side of the skull before inertia forces it to follow the movement of the head as a whole. As the skull slows down, the brain, instead of being stopped by solid tissue, it continues through the liquid causing torsion of the base of the brain (i.e. the important part). It`s not that hard.
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Male 2,868
"I hope they have more protection in there than cerebro-spinal fluid. A good knock to the right side of the head could cause serious damage to the remaining hemisphere with nothing to cushion it but liquid."

lolwut? On the left side of her head, there`s even LESS cerebrospinal fluid between the brain and the dura mater than there is on the right.
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Male 3,322
This is what Gabrielle Giffords is counting on.
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Male 707
Should a Pediatric neurosurgeon look that high?
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Male 226
Gerry1of1
going down right alongside you.
lmfao
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Male 1,548
I hope they have more protection in there than cerebro-spinal fluid. A good knock to the right side of the head could cause serious damage to the remaining hemisphere with nothing to cushion it but liquid.

She`ll probably be a little slow and have a shorter than average lifespan, but at least it`s better than the immediate threat of death from those seizures.
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Male 167
antagonizer... do you really not know who Ben Carson is?
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Male 10,440
That is mind-blowing. Pardon the pun. Medical science ftw!

What an age we live in... It seems there is very little of the human body left that is truly irreplaceable.
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Male 38,480
gives new meaning to "half wit"








oh, god I`m gonna burn for that one
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Male 270
the zombies would be glad to get that half!

But seriously, the brain can be really awesome.
I wish that girl can have a normal life.
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Female 182
wow the brain is awesome :)
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Male 508
Is it just me, or did the black doctor seem a bit stoned?
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Male 787
Makes me so sad :[ poor girl
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Female 1,963
That`s why I love studying them brains.
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Male 2,796
Also called "neuroplasticity". The book is very hard to read.
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Female 423
yeah... start at 4:20
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Female 2,220
woah
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Male 716
Fascinating stuff
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Male 15,510
The brain is the most complex electro chemical machine we can ever think about
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Male 1,299
Link: Brain Plasticity [Rate Link] - An examination of the phenomenon called ``Brain Plasticity.``
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