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The Long Path To Repairing A Damaged Brain

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 03.12.2013 | TED Weekends
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

We know from both animal and human research that with the right amount and type of therapy, we can both instruct other areas of the brain to take over the function of the damaged brain and also direct the damaged axons to connect with nerve cells that work.

A Stroke of Insight For All of Us

Lucy L. Brown, Ph.D. | Posted 01.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Lucy L. Brown, Ph.D.

I don't think that the right versus the left brain are responsible for our balance or imbalance, but it doesn't really matter exactly why she felt that way, or whether it is our right/left hemisphere balance or not.

Insights vs. Myths About the Brain

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 03.08.2013 | TED Weekends
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

Phrenology, which flourished in the 1820s and 1830s, claimed that bumps on one's head corresponded to these various traits, and could be measured by assessing the size of each bump.

Can You Change Your Brain For The Better?

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.07.2013 | TED Weekends
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

I was enthralled by Dr. Taylor's talk when I first saw it, and have thought about it many times since. From the vantage point today of several more years of dramatic growth in neuroscientific knowledge, I'd like to offer three reflections.

My Insights Into Stroke Prevention

Richard W. Besdine, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2013 | TED Weekends
Richard W. Besdine, M.D.

For the sake of the 600,000 people who will have a stroke this year, I'd like to offer a short overview of how you can "make your own luck" by improving your odds of avoiding a stroke.

Nurture The Miracle Of Neuroplasticity

Marie Pasinski, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2013 | TED Weekends
Marie Pasinski, M.D.

Regardless of age, your brain has the ability to make new neurons and construct new neural pathways throughout your life. Exciting research reveals that the way we use our brain and care for our brain can enhance its neuroplasticity.

A Stroke Of Insight

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 03.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Dr. Taylor's neuroanatomy laboratory is at McLean Hospital, a psychiatric hospital that is part of Harvard Medical School, where for over a decade I was the hospital's medical director. I am proud to say I knew her then but left about the time her life was so profoundly changed.

The Balancing Brain: Finding Harmony And Awareness

Robert M. Bilder, Ph.D. | Posted 03.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Robert M. Bilder, Ph.D.

The most powerful approaches to self-improvement may aim to promote the dynamic balance of forces in the brain rather than the quieting of some to release others. Since antiquity, seekers of truth, beauty, and harmony have traveled paths that balance opposing forces.

Some Songs Just Can't Be Heard

Ben Thomas | Posted 03.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Ben Thomas

Dr. Taylor tries to tell us, in the most precise language possible, what it was like to watch her thoughts fall away as she fell into timeless bliss. Truth be told, though, your own subjective experience is just as unique as hers -- and, ultimately, just as immune to exact translation.

My Love/Hate Relationship With The Brain

Harshada Rajani | Posted 03.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Harshada Rajani

I know that as a medical student and a fellow miraculous survivor, I should, like Jill Bolte Taylor, maturely and gracefully appreciate the awesome intricacies and tenacious strength of the brain. Instead, I'm totally disgusted by it.

Does Our Planet Need A Stroke of Insight?

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor | Posted 03.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

2013-01-03-boltetaylorpullThe issues of mental health and global health are closely linked -- if not one and the same. Similar processes we use to improve our mental health can help us make better, more responsible decisions as a society -- by focusing on the compassion and integrity of our right brain, rather than the judgment, punishment and deception of our left brain.