This is an outstanding explanation regarding spinal cord injuries and many of the problems that may follow (I have blogged about many of these medical issues during the past year). Written by a neuroscientist, I have to admit that I have tears in my eyes to know the help I need is actually being studied. Thank you ‘Neuro Vantage’ for your research and for the easy to understand blog about SCI.
I study spinal cord injury (SCI). It’s been a journey I’ve taken for myself these past many years, 8 or so. There are some ideas that don’t leave you; they get stuck up there in the dark crevices, like a bit of juice in a city gutter. It’s a mix of all stuff you’ve read, heard, or thought about.
Here I am. I need to start somewhere with this. But, this has been on my mind for 2-3 years…. trying to flesh it out.
The brain is a computer.
As a computer, the brain has the biological mechanisms for storing information. We call this memory. The idea that the brain is a memory machine is old, ancient, really. It’s part of our everyday understanding of what the brain does. It takes information, processes it, then stores it for recollection (remembering) later.
Now, what most people don’t know is…
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