Has Johny Knoxville Flown Too Close To The Sun?

The veteran reality stuntman, co-creator of theJackass media franchise, and self-proclaimed ‘bluntforce trauma guy’ may finally be rea y to stay behindthe camera after suffering serious brain damageduring the filming of Jackass Forever One can’t help but make the Icarus comparison as the vision of Johnny Knoxville (aka Philip John Clapp) being shot out of […]

Brain Tsunami

THE POLY TRAUMA PUZZLE Treatment of patients with multiple complex injuries as a result of trauma is challenging — even more so when traumatic brain injury is present. Polytrauma is a specific medical term that describes the condition of someone who has sustained injuries to multiple body parts and organ systems. For instance, in a […]

The Poly Trauma Puzzle

This newly discovered phenomenon could hold the key to traumatic brain injury recovery. Neuroscientists in Germany and the US have recently shown that brain tsunamis, waves of cell depolarization — massive short-circuits of the neurons — sweep the cortex within ten minutes of cardiac arrest. These waves of spreading depolarization mark the beginning of the […]

To Be Vaccinated or Not To Be Vaccinated

Debates about vaccination go back as far as 1796 when the world’s first accination was performed. Now, COVID-19 vaccines have renewed the conversation with a focus on neurological complications. COVID-19 has been a presence in all of our lives for more than two years — and for many, so has the vaccination debate. Since the […]

Creative Healing

Each year, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States (US) sustain a brain injury. Many treatments are being studied to help these patients to recover and regain their normal lives — art therapy is one. Art therapy is a distinct discipline that incorporates creative methods of expression through visual art media. Art therapy, […]

Body Dysmorphia and Traumatic Brain Injury

BODY DYSMORPHIA AND TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY Frontal lobe head trauma may cause changes in how patients perceive their appearance. According to John Hopkins Medicine, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a mental illness that causes a person to be obsessively focused on a perceived flaw in their appearance. A person with BDD may be so preoccupied […]

The Cognitive Cost of War

CONFLICT LEAVES TROOPS, CHILDREN, THE ELDERLY AND ANYONE ELSE IN IT’S PATH VULNERABLE TO TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY War ravages lives across borders and cultures and within military ranks. The physical casualties [of war] are front and center, but the less talked about and equally debilitating occurrences of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are the silent wounds […]

Neuro VR

An innovative and immersive approach to traumatic brain injury treatment. The World Health Organization estimates that traumatic brain injury (TBI) is and will remain the most important cause of neurodisability in the coming years. The search for neuroprotective therapies for severe TBI has been extensive but unfruitful over the last few decades, testified by mo […]

Phineas Gage

America’s Crowbar Case Phineas P. Gage (1823–1860) was an American railroad construction foreman remembered for his improbable: 19 survival of an accident in which a large iron rod was driven completely through his head, destroying much of his brain’s left frontal lobe, and for that injury’s reported effects on his personality and behavior over the […]

Foreign Accent Syndrome

FOREIGN ACCENT SYNDROME Traumatic brain injury can induce this rare and mysterious syndrome. Foreign accent syndrome (FAS) is a speech disorder that causes a sudden change to speech so that a native speaker is perceived to speak with a “foreign” accent. FAS is most often caused by damage to the brain caused by a stroke […]