Sonnets and Stroke Recovery

Complex investigations were an everyday challenge for former private investigator Shelagh Brennand, but when she suffered from a stroke her brain was completely rewired. Focusing on minute details became next to impossible, while a sonnet would roll off her tongue with no effort at all. It was a change that perplexed Shelagh, who had a [...]

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Home at Last

Written by Bonnie Irving This article first appeared here: When Haresh Bhatt was dining out in Vancouver on May 6, 2014, he and his family would have had no idea that the sudden tingling on his left side would end up having such devastating consequences for all of them – or that it would [...]

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My Love Affair With the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond

Enrichment, plasticity – capabilities of the brain we now take for granted – were the scientific battleground where Dr. Marian Diamond decisively challenged the old view and changed forever our paradigm for understanding the brain … and all our lives as well. What she revealed about the brain allows us to get the most out [...]

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The Defiant Mind: Living Inside a Stroke

"What is a stroke?" This is the question that plagues Ron Smith. In his new book entitled The Defiant Mind: Living Inside a Stroke he explores that question in depth from his perspective as a stroke survivor. The Defiant Mind is a necessary book for stroke survivors still dealing with the effects of their trauma [...]

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