Do you live in the Seattle area and have an hour to spare in the next few days? I am taking a Human Computer Interaction course through Coursera.com. I need to observe and talk with 3 different…Continue
This is an FYI. This study is currently recruiting TBI survivors to be part of a focus group on September 14th. You will be paid $100 for 2 hours of your time. I am taking part in it myself. And…Continue
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I can really relate to this.....when I entered the military 40 years ago I was test tree times for IQ....different test each time....I loved them....I became friends with the guy giving the test.
I think he befriended me to observe me…"
"Wow!!! Compelling...., to say the least. My brain is too fatigued to respond more in-depth, right now. Nevertheless, I appreciate you posting this info. Makes total sense to me. And, your doing so has…"
You could have spoken for me -- and very well said, too! All of it.
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THANK YOU for your original post, and your last comment ... I didn't see the part that you quoted, but, #*$^#^ how true that is!
I know I'm a pre-TBI high IQ, curious about just about everything, and able to take on the world…"
"Funny how discussions will resurface on here. I really encourage people to read the full post I wrote about HIQ TBI. In it I go through the list above but look at how those traits and TBI symptoms effect each other. I think High IQ TBIs are greatly…"
"There is much more to IQ than a number! There are many kinds of intelligence. People can be very "gifted" in one area and "not so much" in others. I do see what you were saying Emerson when you posted this; I…"
"I believe I'm recovering very well because I do (and have been tested) have a High IQ. My short-term memory comes & goes, so I thought a "new" hobby would really help, and it does. I bought myself a good beginners mandolin, take…"
"Emerson - Thank you for sharing your ideas above. Appreciate it. Yes, curiosity is an important characteristic. A brain injury - whether it is a sports concussion or something else, may cause a person to reframe aspects of their…"
I like your blog. This stuff about bad brain days is interesting. I'm a 'carer' for my partner. When he was still pretty much in ambulant post-traumatic amnesia, my car blew a tyre and he got out in the dark and fixed it with little help from me. Some time later, when he was much more alert, and in day time, another tyre blew. Again he fixed it with no problems. Last night, however, a tyre blew and he got the spare tyre out and put it on ... backwards, with the bolts in backwards as well. The car made an awful screeching but his injury slows his responses and he kept on driving and parked it carefully. This morning we went back to the car and found that the valve had been ripped out of the tyre but that nothing else was damaged. We were able to repair the first tyre (which a screw had penetrated) and to replace the valve. I don't have a brain injury but I still get days like the day you describe, however I must say that I am in awe of the one my partner appears to have had last night. It may be that he has been thinking very hard and working very hard to regain his linux computer skills and simply overdid it. He was quite upset at my curiosity and desire to pinpoint what could have happened. He said that he felt that anyone could have put a tyre on backwards. I admit that I probably could myself, but I know of no-one else and our car mechanic who has been in the business about 40 years says that he has never ever come across this kind of treatment of a tyre before. When I told my partner that he kind of accepted it. He had thought that I was chastising him, but I wasn't, but I could understand that it was pretty hard for him to accept. Maybe he felt the way I have felt on the odd occasion that I have made medication mistakes as a nurse; they are really hard to explain to oneself.
I'm sorry that I didn't join the chat. I think that my computer must keep me signed in even when I don't realize it. I'm still trying to figure out this website. I would love to chat sometime! I hope you had an awesome day!
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