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Friday, July 22, 2011

I shot myself in the WHAT??

A three pound organ that incidentally does not accept bullets as graciously as I had hoped, the brain is part and parcel the most fascinating and intricate  combination of 100 billion neurons yet
neurons are the electrical building blocks of the brain, though they curiously comprise only 10% of brain's matter;  the rest are made of the award-winning glia, long thought to be mere scullery wenches and house servants but now recent research, as Douglas Fields has written about extensively.
Fields has postulated that there is even more research  in terms of new therapies for the brain, especially  brains ravaged by injury and diseases.



Friday, July 8, 2011

BRAINS R US

Not exactly, because I am intrigued by the idea of embodied cognition,  which I found out about via audible.com through my favorite podcast EVER http://www.brainsciencepodcast.com/  a  podcast by Ginger Campell, MD.

My name is John Seaberg, and I am one of the few, the proud, the brain injured, (which I address in this video, recently presented at a South Carolina brain injury conference.) I was fortunate enough to experience this horribly remarkable event on a  chilly morning while guzzling obscene amounts of liquor and taking, over the course of the night, 14 2mg Xanax.
To this day, I still have the .380 hollow point bullet, fashioned into a necklace, to remind me of how far I have come, and how far I've yet to go. And the bullet, still has bits of my skull ensconced in its tiny little Philips head.
Amazing.
What I hope to do, gentle reader, in this little blog of mine, which I am gonna let it shine, hopefully, my thoughts and perspectives, unstained but biased, on the research I have done on the  brain, what I like to call the universe within, though I am fairly certain that mot juste has been used to describe the brain. that three pound  organ before.
So, faster than a speeding .380 hollow point, let us begin.