Archive | November, 2014

Rewired to learn: the woman who changed her brain

17 Nov

Sharing some Information and Thoughts on Head and Brain Injury

Rewired to learn: the woman who changed her brain

By Ruth Laugesen | Published on May 19, 2012 | Issue 3758
| Tags: Feature, Interview

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young became an expert on the plasticity of our grey matter the hard way – by reprogramming her own malfunctioning brain.


Speaking on the phone from Toronto before her trip to New Zealand for the Auckland Writers & Readers Festival, Arrowsmith-Young says she was thunderstruck by the soldier’s account. “I would read a sentence and it was my experience, the things he was saying he couldn’t do. Like telling the time and reading a sentence and by the time you got to the end of the sentence not being sure how that related to the beginning of the sentence. It explained something that I had, that nobody had been able to explain to me.”

It was the beginning of a remarkable journey of…

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Tragedy of modern day Romeo and Juliet: The lovers driven to suicide by Iranian regime that threw them in jail for being friends with a human rights activist

10 Nov