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TBI Tales: Can Music Rewire Brain?

Playing a Mandolin

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 Richard Johnson

(presented by Donna O’Donnell Figurski)

My traumatic brain injury took place in October 2003. I did survive (fortunately), but one of the main side effects from my injury is short-term memory loss. 735 more words

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SPEAK OUT! NewsBit . . . . . . . Electrical Stimulation of the Brain Improves Memory

Electrical Stimulation of the Brain Improves Memory

Neuroscientists at Northwestern University have found that electrical stimulation of the brain results in long-term improvement of memory. The researchers applied magnetic pulses to generate an electrical current (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or TMS) at specific areas of the skull to stimulate specific neurons near the surface of the brain. 95 more words

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SPEAK OUT! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Itty-Bitty GIANT Steps

SPEAK OUT! Itty-Bitty GIANT Steps

SPEAK OUT! Itty-Bitty Giant Steps will provide a venue for brain-injury survivors and caregivers to shout out their accomplishments of the week. 483 more words

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Survivors SPEAK OUT! Joey Buchanan

SPEAK OUT! – Joey Buchanan

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Donna O’Donnell Figurski

1. What is your name? (last name optional)

Joey Buchanan

2. Where do you live? (city and/or state and/or country) Email (optional) 844 more words

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Survivors SPEAK OUT! . . . . . . . Michelle Lynn Eckert-Lawson

SPEAK OUT! – Michelle Lynn Eckert-Lawson

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Donna O’Donnell Figurski

1. What is your name? (last name optional)

Michelle Lynn Eckert-Lawson

2. Where do you live? 802 more words

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On the Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Another Fork in the Road" meets "Quantum Leap"

Breaking News! Breaking News! Breaking News!

“Another Fork in the Road” and “Quantum Leap” have merged for every 5th Sundays of a month. (August 31, 2014, November 30, 2014, March 29 2015, May 31, 2015, August 30, 2015, and November 29, 2015) Join Julie Sharp Kintz and me (Donna O’Donnell Figurski) in “Another Quantum Leap on the Road” as we explore topics directly related to Traumatic Brain Injury. 151 more words

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Survivors SPEAK OUT! Richard Johnson

SPEAK OUT! – Richard Johnson

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Donna O’Donnell Figurski

1. What is your name? (last name optional)

Richard Johnson

2. Where do you live? (city and/or state and/or country) Email (optional) 1,039 more words

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