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A question please - What does the word - neuroplasticity - mean to you?
I am interested in responses from persons with mild brain concussions themselves (first person accounts) who can give their interpretation of the word - neuroplasticity.
At this time, I am not interested in responses from business persons who use the term neuroplasticity in their businesses to try to make customers feel better or are forces behind the broadcast of a message that the answer, for sure, is: neuroplasticity.
First person accounts
Hype (public relations)
Second person accounts (hearsay)
Hi, Charles and Kathie,
Mona here. Kathie, I didn't disappear; am just on overload. I think your description of neuroplasticity's role in TBI lives is, as usual, insightful and could speak for me, too.
Charles, I totally agree with Kathie: GO FOR IT! There is no theoretical limit to the changes we can make in our brains. It does, however, as Kathie expressed, get very frustrating when so many things need "improvement" for us to function the way we want and the ways we used to.
Sorry I've been so inactive. (If Glen sees this, please accept my apology for being out of touch. I think of you and Kathie often.)
Thanks for letting me insert my two cents.
(aka Armeni Mona -- Mona is actually my first name) - Santa Fe, NM
I am another miracle survivor with a left frontal lobe injury. Neuroplasticity has enabled me to become as whole as possible in a short five years. I was researching how it was all possible AFTER I learned to read again. The part that amazed me the most was all of the milestones I achieved coming from an infantile state of being. I was rated with a very severe injury and was in a coma for a while that included dying a couple of times. My family had me removed from support and made my funeral arrangements,but I came back to prove everybody wrong once again.
During the course of my recovery,I have made provisions to compensate for my short term memory loss and have taught my brain to use my long term memory to enhance my way of living. I also use a type of toolbox to help me with memory that involves a smartphone and email messages to myself that can be accessed from anywhere I can get online. The camera function serves as another support method I use for remembering items and where I found them when out in the world.
Since my recovery began,I have rebuilt complicated machinery,got back behind the wheel of a car again and assembled plans for a very long and productive life.
hey good question for focusing in on.
to me it means if one WAY i used to do something doesn't work anymore, that part of my brain can stop trying desperately to fire neurons through a fallen bridge, and just re-route and take the long path around. It might mean going all the way through the part of my brain that uses music or feels sensations for example. when I couldn't tell time after my brain injury being fresh and new, i had to use music . figuring out a fresh trail to make is okay and we all have our own unique trails anyway.