About a week before Richard’s company arrived a friend of his mailed him Carl Zimmer’s article, “The Brain: A blow to the head can change the neural architecture of the brain from elastic to brittle, with devastating consequences.” The Discover Magazine article shows a crash-test dummy hitting the airbag of an automobile…that image always hits too close to home for me.
I scoured the Internet for this article at that time and shortly after, it was THE article we talked about, shared with everyone, and referred to over and over again, but could not find anywhere online so we shared the hardcopy article.
On Facebook, author Michael Paul Mason’s page refers to this very article! Cool beans!! (Mr. Mason wrote the excellent book, “Head Cases: Stories of Brain Injury and Its Aftermath” http://amzn.com/0374134529) If you haven’t read it yet, I do hope you’ll check into it at your local library or bookstore.
On his page he has this note: “One of the best articles I’ve read explaining what happens to the brain following a concussion, by one of our best science writers, Carl Zimmer:
I hope you find it as enlightening and as helpful as we have, I am delighted to know it’s available online and thus share it here.
Blessings to Carl Zimmer and Michael Paul Mason – for by doing what you do naturally you’re making a HUGE difference in countless lives.