Questions tagged [brain-injury]

For questions on traumatic or congenital injury to the central nervous system.

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Do we know what is happening inside the brain when a person is hit in the head?

For the purposes of this question, I will use the example of a legally sanctioned athletic contest (i.e., a boxing match), rather than criminal activity or accidents, but the question certainly ...
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Is there a mechanism behind savantism shared by all savant cases (both congenital and acquired)?

Kim Peek (the real-life inspiration for Raymond Babbitt in Rain Man) had a spectacular case of savantism. He also had disabilities, like missing his corpus callosum and anterior commissure, leaving ...
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The full range of implications of LATL damage

I'm studying the phenomenon of acquired savant syndrome, and the literature I've read till now frames it as such (not a quote, just my understanding): Savant syndrome occurs when the left anterior ...
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Interpretation of Halstead-Reitan Impairment Index Parameter

How does one best interpret the Halstead-Reitan Index ranging from 0.0 to 1 ? How closely is this assessment of neurocognition subsequent to injury correlated to structural arrangement of the brain ...
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