Use the labels in the right column to find what you want. Or you can go thru them one by one, there are only 13976 posts. Searching is done in the search box in upper left corner. I blog on anything to do with stroke.DO NOT DO ANYTHING SUGGESTED HERE AS I AM NOT MEDICALLY TRAINED, YOUR DOCTOR IS, LISTEN TO THEM. BUT I BET THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET YOU 100% RECOVERED. I DON'T EITHER, BUT HAVE PLENTY OF QUESTIONS FOR YOUR DOCTOR TO ANSWER.
Deans' stroke musings
Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all thetrillions and trillions of neuronsthateach daybecause there areeffective 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
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
This is your brain on Scrabble: Neural correlates of visual word recognition in competitive Scrabble players as measured during task and resting-state
Scrabble players devote considerable time to studying words and
practicing Scrabble-related skills (e.g., anagramming). This training is
associated with extraordinary performance in lexical decision, the
standard visual word recognition task (Hargreaves, Pexman, Zdrazilova
& Sargious, 2012). In the present study we investigated the neural
consequences of this lexical expertise. Using both event-related and
resting-state fMRI, we compared brain activity and connectivity in 12
competitive Scrabble experts with 12 matched non-expert controls.
Results showed that when engaged in the lexical decision task (LDT),
Scrabble experts made use of brain regions not generally associated with
meaning retrieval in visual word recognition, but rather those
associated with working memory and visual perception. The analysis of
resting-state data also showed group differences, such that a different
network of brain regions was associated with higher levels of
Scrabble-related skill in experts than in controls.