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Tuesday, May 03, 2005

10 Years After Brain Damage And Now A Recovery

So, now a firefighter has emerged into consciousness 10 years after sustaining a brain injury. (Click here for story.) Down in the story is the important point that he received continuous therapy beginning 2 1/2 months after his brain injury despite his apparent lack of awareness of his surroundings. Although he had been down for 10 years he believed it had only been a few months. Buried at the bottom of the article are two other interesting stories of similar recoveries from brain injury with limited results. In one the man emerged after 19 years but has limited capabilities. In the other the man emerged briefly, receded, and died of other health complications a year later.

There's a lot we don't know about the workings of the mind.

-tdr

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