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Bingecast: Jonathan Sackier on Healing the Brain

The brain can also both adapt and heal itself. How can we facilitate this healing in patients with brain challenges? Can this healing be accelerated without brain surgery? Using stimulation to the tongue can result in incredible changes to brain functions. Robert J. Marks and Dr. Jonathan Sackier discuss brain trauma, healing and stimulation.

Show Notes

  • 01:11 | Introducing Dr. Jonathan Sackier, Chief Medical Officer of Helius Medical Technologies
  • 02:00 | Evidence for the brain adapting and healing itself
  • 04:00 | The stability-plasticity dilemma
  • 04:48 | Neuroplasticity
  • 06:01 | The nature of addiction
  • 09:01 | Brain trauma and healing
  • 11:40 | Neuromodulation and brain injury statistics
  • 15:03 | PoNS™ (Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator)
  • 16:38 | Choosing the tongue
  • 19:07 | Gaining balance with PoNS™
  • 21:17 | Applications for patients with multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy
  • 25:40 | PoNS™ and severe mental disability
  • 28:31 | Testing the PoNS™
  • 31:31 | Curing Netflix addiction

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Bingecast: Jonathan Sackier on Healing the Brain