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

Thursday, April 26, 2018

A Quick And Easy Way To Boost IQ 10%

You'll want to do this prior to the cognitive tests your doctor will run you through.
https://www.spring.org.uk/2018/04/boost-iq.php?omhide=true
People in the study improved their cognitive functioning by an amount equivalent to 10 IQ points.
Recalling a past success could be enough to raise IQ by 10%, research finds.
People who were asked to ‘self-affirm’ improved their cognitive functioning by an amount equivalent to 10 IQ points.
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Self-affirmation involves writing (or thinking) about core values, such as relationships with family, creativity or aesthetic preferences, whatever feels most important.
The study was carried out on people living in poverty.
It was designed to see if a simple procedure could help them overcome the powerful stigma and low self-worth they were experiencing.
Professor Jiaying Zhao, who led the study, said:
“This study shows that surprisingly simple acts of self-affirmation improve the cognitive function and behavioral outcomes of people in poverty.”
Previous research has shown that living in poverty consumes a large amount of mental energy.
This can reduce the amount of mental ‘bandwidth’ available for other parts of life.
For the study, almost 150 people in a New Jersey soup kitchen were asked to record a personal story of a past success.
They were compared to a control group.
The self-affirmation helped people do better on cognitive tests and they were subsequently more likely to seek information on aid from local government services.
Other studies have shown that self-affirmation can help increase the test scores of marginalised groups, such as African-American students and female maths students.
The study was published in the journal Psychological Science (Hall et al., 2014).

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