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:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Friday, September 23, 2016

Three pioneers of neuroplasticity research discuss the present and future of rewiring the brain

So I guess Norman Doige of 'The Brains's Way of Healing' and 'The Brain That Changes Itself:' isn't considered a pioneer.

But nothing in here even hints that they have any understanding of how and why a neuron will drop its existing function and take on a new one. Until that is known and repeatable will neuroplasticity truly help stroke survivors. They have lots more work to do.

Three pioneers of neuroplasticity research discuss the present and future of rewiring the brain

A DISCUSSION WITH EVE MARDER, MICHAEL MERZENICH AND CARLA SHATZ (2016 KAVLI PRIZE IN NEUROSCIENCE):
“Our view of the brain as something constantly shaped by thought and experience is only a few decades old, yet it has profoundly influenced how we teach and treat, raise our young and care for the old.
Eve Marder, Michael Merzenich and Carla Shatz are three researchers who, in very different ways, have revealed that the brain is highly changeable, or plastic. In the course of discovering how the structure and function of brain circuits are refined, they pioneered the field of neuroplasticity…
Their work has revealed that brain circuits are “sculpted” from long before birth through adulthood. They have also helped explain how the brain achieves such a fine balance – between the adaptability that allows us to learn and to heal and the stability that maintains our abilities and memories for a lifetime.
In a roundtable, the three laureates discussed how their work disrupted a central dogma of neuroscience and offers the promise of plasticity-based therapeutics.”
Read the conversation here.
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