Monday, April 27, 2020

Frontiers | Neurobehavioral Abnormalities Associated with Executive Dysfunction after Traumatic Brain Injury | Behavioral Neuroscience

Frontiers | Neurobehavioral Abnormalities Associated with Executive Dysfunction after Traumatic Brain Injury | Behavioral Neuroscience: Objective: This article will address how anomalies of executive function after traumatic brain injury (TBI) can translate into altered social behavior that has an impact on a person’s capacity to live safely and independently in the community.Method: Review of literature on executive and neurobehavioral function linked to cognitive ageing in neurologically healthy populations and late neurocognitive effects of serious TBI. Information was collated from internet searches involving MEDLINE, PubMed, PyscINFO and Google Scholar as well as the authors’ own catalogs.Conclusions: The conventional distinction between cognitive and emotional-behavioral sequelae of TBI is shown to be superficial in the light of increasing evidence that executive skills are critical for integrating and appraising environmental events in terms of cognitive, emotional and social significance. This is undertaken through multiple fronto-subcortical pathways within which it is possible to identify a predominantly dorsolateral network that subserves executive control of attention and cognition (so-called cold executive processes) and orbito-frontal/ventro-medial pathways that underpin the hot executive skills that

Friday, March 20, 2020

Rebecca Solnit on Hope in Dark Times

Rebecca Solnit on Hope in Dark Times: Thoughts on resisting the defeatism of easy despair, and what victory really means for movements of social change.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Brain Injury Stories - United States Brain Injury Alliance

Brain Injury Stories - United States Brain Injury Alliance: The United States Brain Injury Alliance (USBIA) and it's members are united in a common mission to engage the community in preventing brain injury and improving lives.

"I'm Really Not Rude or Self-Absorbed; It's the Brain Injury" | BrainLine

"I'm Really Not Rude or Self-Absorbed; It's the Brain Injury" | BrainLine: Adam knows from his experiences as well as those of most of his friends with TBI that social situations can be difficult. Sometimes they know they can come off as "rude or self-absorbed" but that way of being, or seeming, is more a function of cognitive dysfunction.

Sunday, March 8, 2020