Repairing the Injured BrainWhy Proper Rehabilitation Is Essential to Recovering Function
Recovery from a brain injury is a slow process with no obvious end point—a practical dilemma for patients, caregivers, and medical professionals. While research continues to advance the field to determine optimal interventions,front-line providers have found that certain rehabilitation environments and procedures encourage a stronger recovery than others. But even as specialized facilities make strides, many people face barriers to adequate care. Complementary article to "The Neurobiology of Brain Injury"
The Neurobiology of Brain Injury
Authors Marcela Pekna and Milos Pekny explain what happens within the brain after injury and how scientists’ growing awareness of the brain's capacity for repair could lead to better treatment options. Complementary article to "Repairing the Injured Brain."
How Music Helps to Heal the Injured BrainTherapeutic Use Crescendos Thanks to Advances in Brain Science
The use of music in therapy for the brain has evolved rapidly as brain-imaging techniques have revealed the brain's plasticity—its ability to change—and have identified networks that music activates. Research has shown that neurologic music therapy can help patients who have difficulty with language, cognition, or motor control, and the authors suggest that these techniques should become part of rehabilitative care.