Last night, the sun set, closing out the 9th year that I had been alive since briefly departing. 9 years ago today, a fall from a rooftop water tower scaffolding left me in a coma for 12 days before serious complications arose with the need to induce a second coma. If I were to do […]
What if you could learn in fast forward? What if we had the ability to passively learn techniques while doing other things? Did you know that our brains receive input from our senses and, whether we are aware of it or not, that input builds neuronal connections?! Check this video out, and let me know what […]
There is so much that can be done for the brain which is outside of the standard model of neurorehabilitation. As I completed treatment at the Sensory Learning Institute, I was told to explore the treatments that were available through Revive Treatment Centers in Denver, Colorado. Revive is a multidisciplinary clinic that focuses on post-acute […]
Well, it’s my birthday today, and I couldn’t be more grateful because, on Tuesdays Episode of Dr. Lo Radio, I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Lauren Noel. Believe me when I say that this was seriously a dream come true as Lauren made a huge difference in my recovery. She was my introduction […]
Meet Faith, a Labrador-Chow happily walking and hopping about on two legs. Faith is a survivor. She was born with healthy hind limbs, but only a single, severely deformed front limb. She was rescued in 2003 by then seventeen-year-old Reuben Stringfellow. As happens with unhealthy newborn pups, Faith was found underneath the weight of her […]
In this clip from my keynote speech at the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association conference 2014, I discuss my mother’s first receiving notice about my fall and the events surrounding my diagnosis of a diffuse axonal injury (DAI). A DAI is known as one of the more common and most devastating types of traumatic brain injury, as damage occurs over […]
Whenever I am inclined to write about nutrition, I’m cautioned to be mindful of just how personal (and often controversial) the subject can be. Eating is an emotional experience, and we are passionate about our food. So passionate, in fact, that attitudes about nutrition are often comparable to strongly held beliefs about religion or politics. It makes sense; we live […]
“Yo, I’m Becca. Brace yourself!” When Suaad Issa and Natasha Boshoff decided to create a video for the 5th annual Change the View 2014 contest, their classmate Becca Cala was the star they needed. Becca didn’t have the easiest childhood. Before the age of 16, she was misunderstood, bullied, and beaten, having lived in numerous shelters. “Before I was […]
In this riveting speech given at TEDxOrangeCoast, Dr. Daniel Amen introduces the most important lesson he and colleagues have learned from looking at 83,000 brain scans. “After 22 years and 83,000 brain scans… the single most important lesson my colleagues and I have learned is that you can change people’s brains. And when you do, you literally change their […]
Check out this incredible project by the Gazzaley Lab and Neuroscape Lab at the University of California, San Francisco and the Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience! “Glass Brain” is a 3D visualization of your brain using an electroencephalography (EEG) cap. With the use of BCILAB brain-computer interface technology and the Unity game engine, the project can be adapted to show real-time […]
Temple Grandin is an American doctor of animal science and professor in my home state at Colorado State University. She’s also an accomplished author, engineer, an autism activist, and acts as a consultant to the livestock industry. She’s known for famously creating the “hug box”, a device to calm children with severe autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). She also was listed in the Time Magazine’s one hundred most influential […]
New evidence demonstrates that cognitive rest after a concussion can significantly improve rate of recovery.
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