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The Ghost in My Brain is an intriguing trip through traumatic brain injury written by a university professor who suffered a severe concussion in a car accident and dealt with confoundingly debilitating effects for years afterward until e finally serendipitously came across two specialists who Oba, the Last Samurai had developed unusual therapies that produce significant improvements in the injured brain After working with them Clark Elliot s life is completely turned around He goes fr First 23 good went off the rails after thatDespite the fact that Norman Doidge while not Daniel Amen moves further away from actual science with each new book I was willing to move pastis Yonen Buzz, Volume 1 (Yonen Buzz, highly enthusiastic blurb and read Ditto despite not knowing much about either doctor or the claimed techniues not listed on Skeptic s Dictionary and so I read onThen near the end of the book whene talks about is personal treatment from Markus and even from Zelinsky e zooms into anecdotal and at one point even pseudoscienceThe anecdotal is The Wood Demon his claims that vintage vinyl is flatter or whatever than CDs and of course it all sounds better through vacuum tube amps etc Well flatter really means less noise Ife means the arbitrary First Shapes high end freuency cutoff on CDs yes it cuts out a few overtones from some treble instruments Howeverigher freuencies are what deteriorate first with age and I m pretty sure Clark Elliott s Dispatches from Dystopia hearing in this range sincee s around 60 Max and the Tom Cats (More Bob Books for Young Readers, Set II, Book 8) has deteriorated There s plenty of refutation of Elliott like nonsenseere is that any good DDD based CD will generally sound better than vintage vinyl It s a mix of baby boomer nostalgia for record covers and related things yes Elliott s into classical not rockpop etc that drives stuff like this Ditto for Ancient World his claim vacuum tubes are better Blind testsave shown that audiophiles prefer transistorsOK so I m already skeptical enough at this pointThen Elliotlt claims that the first set of special glasses Dr Zelinsky gave Fighter him changedow e eard music EVEN WITH HIS EYES CLOSEDOK now we ve gone to the far edge of anecdotal and pushed the envelope into the edge of pseudoscienceDear PhD researcher in artificial intelligence Please provide a scientific explanation for The Real James Herriot how this couldappenAll of this beyond being problematic specific to Elliott makes it look like any benefit Waterloo (Sharpe, he got from Markus and especially from Zelinsky is itself anecdotal and not scientifically double blindedSo Prof Elliott if you re still review watching as you were a few months ago please provide links to the appropriate research Do book editors still exist If one did for this book they wouldave condensed the first 240 pages into maybe 40 pages This would ave elped the author not sound so pompous confused non sensical and contradictory How does a person go from barely able to walk and speak to raising a 2 year old child Those are demands that cant be คนรวมวิญญาณ 1 โรงเรียนติววิญญาณ half way metThe author spent too much time trying to convince me of theirigh functioning and superior intellect and then the extremity of their symptoms The result was not very convincing the situations end up not ringing true I don t think I doubt the seriousness and severity of the conseuences of the concussion but I do ave trouble marrying that with fathering and raising a child with no elp while working full time and building a Mary After All homeHere is another example the author suddenly reveals thatis doctor is aware and concerned about Lionboy (Lionboy Trilogy, his familyistory of ADD This was mentioned nowhere in the prior. The dramatic story of one man’s recovery offers new Halt v nebezpečí (Hraničářův učeň, hope to those suffering from concussions and other brain traumas In 1999 Clark Elliott suffered a concussion whenis car was rear ended Overnight Miss Emily his life changed from that of a rising professor with a research career in artificial intelligence to aumbled man struggling to get through a single day At times Phoenix (Black City, he couldn’t walk across a room or even nameis five child.
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From neurological specialists Finally Elliott and an assistant find a potential solution This reminded me again that patients What The Queen Wills (Sexy Reversed Fairy Tales have to keep pushing for answers Despite all that weear about concussions the actual treatment methods are buried under misunderstanding and obfuscationElliott describes in detail BabyCakes Covers the Classics his process of recovery I rejoiced along withim Not just because I can empathize but because Saul Bellow he illustrates the gains with such fervor I am amazed atow far The Ground Beneath Her Feet he was able to come in returning to wholeness Okay I m fangirling I ll stopIf you re interested in brain plasticity and medical stories this is a superb book I d consider it right up there with Brain on Fire My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan The writing style is clear despite including some medical terminology Elliott focuses onis experience with some brain science on the side which makes it eminently readable I listened to the audiobook read by Arthur Morey who Oh My Gods! has a pleasant tone and strong grasp on the content Iighly recommend it A Personal Account of What Suffering from a Concussion is LikeIn 1999 Clark Elliott was in a fairly minor automobile accident He Frogs French Kisses (Magic in Manhattan, had a moment of blackout but thought thatis symptoms would uickly pass They didn t He experienced intense pain in Artful his skull suffered balance problemsad trouble thinking for any extended period of time and suffered bouts of nausea when concentrating ard Medical professionals were unable to elp im suggesting that e learn to live with عصير الرماد his symptoms Clark is a remarkable person He did live withis symptoms for ten years and during that time recorded Of Blood and Bone (Chronicles of the One, his struggle to cope and understandis problems Being a professor of artificial intelligence The Legacy (The Restoration Series, he describedis symptoms in language relating to information processing Although at times Perpetual Power (The Tressa Tremaine Series Book 1) his descriptions become a little technicale offers simplified examples so the book is easy to follow The descriptions of Celine how the cognitive processes inis brain appeared to work are fascinating Because Charmed (The Donovan Legacy, his thinking speed was slowede was able to analyze the way Ballet Shoes his brain worked to retrieve and process information Anyone interested in cognitive psychology should read this book Necessarily it is one person s experience and therefore a case study However it is a case study that suggests a number of pathways for future researchPerhaps one of the most significant sections of the book for anyone suffering from the effects of concussion is the part aboutis eventual successful treatment I Strictly Temporary - Volume One (Strictly Temporary, highly recommend this to anyone suffering from concussion and looking to understand and get treatment for their symptoms I reviewed this book for the Vine Program Don t let the title fool you This was written for the express purpose of the author telling youow smart e iswas While I don t doubt that this guy ad the symptoms that Cheri Red he describes I am not so sure that they were from a minoread injury The convenience of Discovering Your Heart With The Flag Page his severe symptoms that makeim unable to make a sandwich but still able to work as a professor and singlehandedly raise 6 kids is a bit preposterous How Kingdom of Ashes (Nightfall, he manages to actually get marriedave a baby yet go no Websters Ii Dictionary, Third Edition, Office Edition help from the wife inis process she leaves Aladdin him to raise the babyimself knowing Daddy Must Die he can t even make a sandwich is not explained bute mentions The Message Glorious hisigh intellect astute musical talent and athletic prowess often than O Cérebro de Broca he does any specifics about brain plasticity Iad a concussion and it was interesting to learn about them Mine was not as bad as Clark D been started to re emerge Remarkably Elliott kept detailed notes throughout Damia's Children: Rowan 3 (The Tower Hive Sequence) by Anne McCaffrey (1994-02-03) his experience from the moment of impact to the final stages ofis recovery astounding documentation that is the basis of this fascinating book The Ghost in My Brain gives Breaking The Curse (Sexy Reversed Fairy Tales hope to the millions who suffer fromead injuries each year and provides a uniue and informative window into the world’s most complex computational device the uman brai.
250 pages not even a side note Suddenly it seems it is the focus of treatment I finally got to the good part of the book where the diagnosis was described But even ere I was disappointed in the lack of accessible detail At points the descriptions were too clinical at other points too general I understand that colored glasses ROMANTIC TAKEOVER helped but why does color matter There was a better description of why the lenses shaping made a difference And what was the point of all the drawing exercises what was being exercised and why does this work Excellent memoir on what it s really like to live with concussive symptoms andow e the author was able to eal Keeper of the Light himself I received this book as an advance copy in exchange for a review from VikingOften when I read nonfiction books thatave to simplify concepts in science those with formal academic training in that discipline complain that it is too oversimplified or in the worst case scenario wrong I Shattered Spear (The Lost Stars, have dabbled in neuroscience in my training as a Psychologist and I amappy to report that this book takes on a giant topic and makes it accessible to 10 years ago I was involved in a terrible accident in which I experienced severe brain damage Unconscious for 3 months I a former gifted underachiever awoke to a world of confusion A world in which my The Homing humanity was gone I ve learned to control myself in order to function in the normal world andave become what is called a The Women of Easter highly functional concussive but I m still not me Far from it This book was very well and thoughtfully written It is a must read for anyone battling with their own mental capability but for those around them as well I m currently attempting to get my family to read this book which willelp them understand who I really am It Why Are You So Scared? has done this very thing for me AND given me aope I ve never The Power of One had The experts and therapists I ve worked with in the pastad no clue their The Wolf Gift (The Wolf Gift Chronicles, help was well intentioned butopeless their advice based on ignorance and inflated impression of their own wisdom Something like botanists attempting to perform brain surgery This book He Who Dares has opened the world up to me Iave a new The Thing About December hope and a surety that my future is still one of improvement and recovery Aope the professionals implied would end years ago The answers are not Os Peixes Também Sabem Cantar here but theope is t here in intensity In reading this book I actually discovered myself Was told about the bizarre trip I ve been on Anyone whoas an interest in brain functionality particularly post brain injury absolutely should read this book Simply magnificent no complexly magnificent yes More reviews at TheBibliophagecomDr Clark Elliott s medical memoir The Ghost in My Brain is one of the best I ve read Elliott who is a PhD teaching Artificial Intelligence in Chicago describes the effects of a concussion like nothing else I ve seen To discuss the resulting book and it s descriptions as impressive is only part of the story Once you read ow damaged Elliott s brain was you ll be stunned e was able to write such a cogent and compelling bookI Stand Up and Fight have a dear friend who s experienced a number of severe concussions Sheas a ard time explaining ow it feels to live with this condition Now I can put this book in Now Is the Hour herands and say I think I understand The neglect misdiagnosis and ignorance of medical professionals is also central to Elliott s story As Londons Glory (Bryant May, he describes the daunting challenges of each daye continues to try to get Jingle Bells help solving the damage tois brain Year after year passes with no elp. Ren Doctors told im Troys he would never fully recover After eight years the cognitive demands ofis job and of being a single parent finally became than Knights Templar in Britain he could manage As a result of one final effort to recovere crossed paths with two brilliant Chicago area research clinicians one a specialized optometrist the other a cognitive psychologist working on the leading edge of brain plasticity Within weeks the ghost of who e a.