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Date: 02/14/11 02:44 PM

41 Responses to Brain Plasticity

  1. Profile photo of DickenMcHunt
    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2011 at 2:06 pm
    Link: Brain Plasticity - An examination of the phenomenon called ``Brain Plasticity.``
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2011 at 3:02 pm
    The brain is the most complex electro chemical machine we can ever think about
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    regediT Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2011 at 3:02 pm
    Fascinating stuff
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    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2011 at 3:03 pm
    woah
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    tincel1372 Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2011 at 3:05 pm
    yeah... start at 4:20
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2011 at 3:15 pm
    Also called "neuroplasticity". The book is very hard to read.
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    moefreak Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2011 at 3:25 pm
    That`s why I love studying them brains.
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    VirtualParty Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2011 at 3:27 pm
    Makes me so sad :[ poor girl
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    antagonizer Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2011 at 3:54 pm
    Is it just me, or did the black doctor seem a bit stoned?
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    Angelista10 Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2011 at 3:59 pm
    wow the brain is awesome :)
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    c3rv4 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2011 at 4:16 pm
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 14, 2011 at 4:21 pm
    gives new meaning to "half wit"








    oh, god I`m gonna burn for that one
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2011 at 4:28 pm
    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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    Cherrybawls Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2011 at 5:19 pm
    antagonizer... do you really not know who Ben Carson is?
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    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2011 at 5:50 pm
    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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    noxert323 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2011 at 6:20 pm
    Gerry1of1
    going down right alongside you.
    lmfao
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    Flashpacker Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2011 at 7:06 pm
    Should a Pediatric neurosurgeon look that high?
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    February 14, 2011 at 7:12 pm
    This is what Gabrielle Giffords is counting on.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2011 at 7:56 pm
    "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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    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2011 at 8:28 pm
    @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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    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2011 at 8:37 pm
    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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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2011 at 8:51 pm
    @Volsunga- That makes more sense.
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    mntlmstrbtr Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2011 at 9:11 pm
    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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    JoexBro Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2011 at 9:45 pm
    "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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    JoexBro Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2011 at 9:46 pm
    i guess kind of ignore the first part of that last comment
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2011 at 9:49 pm
    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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    Theyoyoguy Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2011 at 10:29 pm
    either the doctor is very sleep deprived, or just recently got baked off his ass
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    sofaking42 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2011 at 11:23 pm
    Cool!
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    TX-55 Male 13-17
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    February 15, 2011 at 1:14 am
    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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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2011 at 3:33 am
    sweet
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    WorstCaseOnt Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2011 at 6:35 am
    Amazing...
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    Kougaiji Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2011 at 6:53 am
    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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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2011 at 6:55 am
    What a great story. Im sure that was expensive.
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    austin1 Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2011 at 9:44 am
    Black man stole her brain!! Just kidding this is a remarkable story!
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    Isafan Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2011 at 11:28 am
    Holy poo. Turk saved that girls life.
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    somedaypilot Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2011 at 12:20 pm
    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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    razlem Male 13-17
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    February 15, 2011 at 12:29 pm
    I guess that explains the guy with that huge dent in his head.
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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    February 15, 2011 at 7:28 pm
    I know lots of people with half a brain. At least that`s what exterior evidence tells me.
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    Linkenberger Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2011 at 8:34 pm
    There`s gotta be a zombie joke in here somewhere... there`s just gotta be...
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2011 at 12:45 am
    0o that is just awesome!
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    Uncertainty Female 18-29
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    February 18, 2011 at 8:01 am
    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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