Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Neuronal Multitasking Principle

From my post on Less is more? stroke rehab I wondered if neurons could multitask. This answers the question as yes. This is from the book, Beyond Boundaries, couldn't get the google book so this is copied from page 172.
The Neuronal Multitasking Principle
Individual cortical neurons and their probabilistic firing can simultaneously participate in multiple functional neuronal ensembles. That means that the spikes produced by a single cortical neuron can be utilized by distinct neural ensembles to encode multiple functional and behavioral parameters. Thus, even though in a particular moment in time a singlecortical neuron may exhibit sharper tuning to a particular motor or sensory parameter, performed by another subset of neurons. The neuronal multitasking principle predicts that the entire cortex is capable of exhibiting cross-modal sensory responses, and that individual neurons are capable of encoding multiple motor, or other higher cognitive parameters.

This is so cool, I feel much better knowing this.

The whole book is good reading to understand the brain more.

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