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How One Brain Came Back From Unconsciousness

By: Stephen S. Hall
Photo: Dylan Coulter for New York Magazine; Dylan Rizzo, April 2015.

After a serious car accident in December 2010, Dylan Rizzo was left in a deep coma with minimal chances of regaining consciousness or regaining meaning full recovery. Serious brain injuries are extremely difficult to diagnose, […]

By | March 24th, 2017|Events and News|

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Brain Injury Fact Sheet1

  • In 2010, about 2.5 million emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalizations, or deaths were associated with TBI—either alone or in combination with other injuries—in the United States.
  • TBI contributed to the deaths of more than 50,000 people.
  • TBI was a diagnosis in more than 280,000 hospitalizations and 2.2 million ED […]
By | March 2nd, 2017|Resources|

The Rotating Snakes Are All In Your Mind

Story courtesy of NPR:

Like a detective, the vision scientist knows how to recognize clues, especially when they’re staring him in the face. Says Backus:

  • “The first thing to notice about Rotating Snakes is that the motion grinds to a halt if you stare at just one part of the image. On […]
By | January 27th, 2017|Events and News|

Infant Visual Development

Babies are born with visual systems that are still in the process of developing.  Although human babies are born with eyes that are approximately 65% of the size of an adult’s eye, their visual systems are not nearly as developed.  A newborn’s first views of the world are indistinct and […]

By | November 22nd, 2016|Learning|

8 Fun Games That Can Improve Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills

Executive Function Issues
Difficulty organizing oneself to accomplish tasks. Kids with these issues often have trouble planning ahead, prioritizing, self-correcting, starting activities and shifting from one task to another. Sometimes referred to as executive functioning disorder.

Board games require players to follow directions, take turns and plan strategies—three skills that may be […]

By | November 17th, 2016|Events and News|