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The patient is a male of 9 years old with Brachial Plexus Palsy and a degree of dystonia where muscle contractions cause him twisting and unintentional movements.
This video belongs to a set of evaluations of our autonomous robotic system in the Hospital Virgen del Rocio (Sevilla, Spain) while performing rehabilitation sessions with Cerebral Palsy (CP) and Obstetric Brachial Plexus Palsy (OBPP) patients.
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Depression is a multifaceted and insidious disorder, nearly as complex as the brain itself. As research continues to suggest, the onset of depression can be attributed to an interplay of the many elements that make us human—namely, our genetics, the structure and chemistry of our brains, and our lived experience. Second only, perhaps, to the confounding mechanics of anesthesia, depression is the ultimate mind-body problem; understanding how it works could unlock the mysteries of human consciousness.
Emma Allen, a visual artist, and Dr. Daisy Thompson-Lake, a clinical neuroscientist, are fascinated by the physical processes that underlie mental health conditions. Together, they created Adam, a stop-motion animation composed of nearly 1,500 photographs. The short film illuminates the neuroscience of depression while also conveying its emotive experience.
“It was challenging translating the complicated science into an emotional visual story with scenes that would flow smoothly into each other,” Allen told The Atlantic.
“One of the most complex issues we had to deal with,” added Thompson-Lake, “is that there no single neuroscientific explanation for depression…While scientists agree that there are biological and chemical changes within the brain, the actual brain chemistry is very unique to the individual—although, of course, we can see patterns when studying large numbers of patients.” As a result, Allen and Thompson-Lake attempted a visual interpretation of depression that does not rely too heavily on any one explanation.
The film’s first sequence depicts the brain’s vast network of neuronal connections. Neurons communicate via synapses, across which electrical and chemical signals are exchanged. In a depressed patient’s brain, some of these processes are inefficient or dysfunctional, as the animation illustrates. Next, we see a positron emission tomography (PET) scan of a depressed brain, demarcated by darkened areas. Finally, the animation shows activity in the hippocampus and the frontal lobe. Abnormalities in the activity of both of these areas of the brain have been implicated in depression by recent research.
For Allen, one of the main objectives in creating Adam was to help dispel the notion that depression is a character flaw. “A common misconception is that the person is at fault for feeling this way, and that to ask for help is a weakness or embarrassing,” Allen said. “But depression has a physical component that needs treating.”
“The shame surrounding mental health still exists,” Allen continued. “In fact, in the case of Kate Spade, it was reported that she was concerned about the stigma her brand might face if this were made public.”
And who, exactly, is Adam? “Daisy lost a friend to suicide,” said Allen, “so the film is named in his memory.”
Author: Emily Buder
[TED TALK] How To Rewire Your Brain: Neuroscientist Dr. Joe Dispenza Explains The Incredible Science Behind Neuroplasticity – YouTube
Dr Joe Dispenza, D.C., studied biochemistry at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. He has a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Neuroscience and also received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia, graduating magna cum laude.
Over the last 10 years, Dr. Dispenza has lectured in over 17 different countries on six continents educating people about the role and function of the human brain.
His approach, taught in a very simple method, creates a bridge between true human potential and the latest scientific theories of neuroplasticity. He explains how thinking in new ways, as well as changing beliefs, can literally rewire one’s brain. The premise of his work is founded in his total conviction that every person on this planet has within them, the latent potential of greatness and true unlimited abilities.
His new book, Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind connects the subjects of thought and consciousness with the brain, the mind, and the body. The book explores “the biology of change.” That is, when we truly change our mind, there is a physical evidence of change in the brain.
As an author of several scientific articles on the close relationship between the brain and the body, Dr. Dispenza ties information together to explain the roles these functions play in physical health and disease.
In his research into spontaneous remissions, Dr. Dispenza has found similarities in people who have experienced so-called miraculous healings, showing that they have actually changed their mind, which then changed their health.
One of the scientists, researchers, and teachers featured in the award winning film, “What the BLEEP Do We Know!?” Dr. Dispenza is often remembered for his comments on how a person can create their day, which he discussed in the film. He also has guest appearances in the theatrical directors cut, “What the BLEEP Down the Rabbit Hole.. as well as the extended Quantum Edition DVD set.
To find out more information on Joe Dispenza goto http://www.drjoedispenza.com/
Describes what it’s like to have homonymous hemianopsia, and what issues a patient may have.
[VIDEO] Marom Bikson plenary talk on tDCS at Society of Biological Psychiatry 2018 meeting – YouTube
“The Potential and Limitations of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation” talk by Marom Bikson at SOBP 2018 conference
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Talk Abstract: Few emerging therapies for neuropsychiatric disorders has engaged as much excitement and also debate as transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS). To identify the potential of tDCS and move beyond the hype, this talk addresses the technology and cellular foundations of tDCS. For decades, it has been established that direct current stimulation can modulate plasticity; new research is unraveling the cellular mechanisms of how direct current stimulation can produce nuanced and targeted changes in brain function. Over the past decade, the technology of tDCS has advanced from basic clinical stimulator using two electrodes to High-Definition tDCS (HD-tDCS) using arrays of electrodes and to Remove-Supervised technology for home use. These new technologies have allowed categorical enhanced in the targeting (HD-tDCS) and deployment (Remote-Supervised) of tDCS. Finally, new approaches to optimize tDCS using imaging and biomarkers, including used EEG reciprocity, have provided new insight on therapeutic mechanisms as well as rational methods to select patients and individualize tDCS. The thesis of this talk is that tDCS is grounded in well-established biophysical principles but that emerging technologies will support robust and efficacious translation to patients.