When the brain’s primary “learning center” is damaged, complex new neural circuits arise to compensate for the lost function.
Despite a strong negative selection, a substantial proportion of severe TBI patients with DOC achieves functional improvements or at least emerge from MCS within the inpatient rehabilitation phase.
New technology is using wireless signals to provide real-time, noninvasive diagnoses of brain swelling or bleeding.
Vocational rehabilitation for clients with cognitive and behavioral disorders associated with traumatic brain injury
Despite a high prevalence of cognitive and behavioral disorders after moderate-to-severe TBI, long-term functional improvement is likely to occur in clients with TBI.
A study of five former National Football League players and five control subjects, the positron emission tomography, or PET, scans showed that the former NFL players had higher levels of deposits in subsurface brain regions and the amygdala, an almond shaped structure that governs emotions like fear and anger.
The results of this study suggest that cognitive reserve may mediate recovery after a moderate or severe TBI.
The results of our meta-analysis indicate that a history of head trauma that results in concussion is associated with a higher risk of developing PD.