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Accelerating Neuroplasticity

How Natural Brain Healing Can Be Accelerated Using Stimulation

The brain’s lateral ability to heal itself can be accelerated by external stimulation. Today Robert J. Marks discusses brain stimulation with Yuri Danilov.

Show Notes

  • 00:47 | Introducing Yuri Danilov, Senior Scientist, Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • 01:18 | Phineas Gage (1823 – 1860) and the study of brain trauma
  • 03:23 | Do we actually remember everything?
  • 05:43 | Photographic and eidetic memory
  • 06:43 | Can you survive a bullet to the brain?
  • 07:16 | The challenge of blast concussive injuries
  • 07:57 | Transcranial direct-current stimulation (TDCT) devices
  • 11:50 | Our dependence on sensory input
  • 13:33 | The BrainPort device and translingual neurostimulation
  • 14:56 | Using the tongue for neurostimulation
  • 17:43 | The most famous blind alpinist, Erik Wiehenmayer
  • 18:56 | Blindness and depth perception
  • 20:09 | Neurostimulation to help deaf people learn to read lips
  • 21:06 | Resolution of the stimulator matrix
  • 23:29 | Translingual neurostimulation (TLNS) for mental disorders
  • 23:47 | The Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS®) device
  • 27:33 | Treating autism with the PoNS® device
  • 29:11 | Why aren’t these devices used everywhere?
  • 29:28 | Working with patients considered “untreatable”
  • 30:56 | FDA approval for the PoNS® device

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Accelerating Neuroplasticity