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  • mp1966
    mp1966 Doing 3 cheers 2017-10-18 12:32:22

    Have not read a book , however have read on i pad , is this the same. ? It is reading , however i will try to read a few pages of a real book today .

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    • wordsncolor
      wordsncolor Doing 0 cheers 2017-10-18 13:26:59

      @mp1966 that's a good question. Even though I appreciate 'real books', and don't want them to be replaced with technology, I think it's more about content. I'm visually impaired, so I mostly can only listen to audiobooks. Still counts ;)

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      • mp1966
        mp1966 Doing 0 cheers 2017-10-18 14:04:41

        @wordsncolor . To just digest the concept of words , stimulating the mind , and depending on those words read will be of benefit or not. Call me Nieves but i really dont know much about audio , however i have heard of them . I am intrigued to know more too, as the world has moved on and i got stuck in total limbo.

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  • abbandavis25
    abbandavis25 2 cheers 2017-10-18 09:17:07

    Epilepsy Care Group Singapore Awareness Association: Excessive brain cell growth after head injury bad for brain

    New York, Sep 16 (IANS) Turning conventional wisdom on its head, researchers including one of Indian-origin, have found that the excessive burst of new brain cells after a traumatic head injury that scientists have traditionally believed helped in recovery could instead lead to epileptic seizures and long-term cognitive decline.

    The findings published in the journal Stem Cell Reports suggest that memory decline after head injury may be prevented by slowing brain cell growth.

    "There is an initial increase in birth of new neurons after a brain injury but within weeks, there is a dramatic decrease in the normal rate at which neurons are born, depleting brain cells that under normal circumstances should be there to replace damaged cells and repair the brain's network," said Vijayalakshmi Santhakumar, Associate Professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in the US.

    "The excess new neurons lead to epileptic seizures and could contribute to cognitive decline," she added.

    Symptoms of traumatic brain injury can include impaired thinking or memory, personality changes and depression and vision and hearing problems as well as epilepsy.

    About 80 percent of those who develop epilepsy after a brain injury have seizures within the first two years after the damage occurs.

    While researchers who study epilepsy have started to look more closely at how preventing excessive neurogenesis (the birth of new brain cells) after brain injury could prevent seizures, neuroscientists have traditionally viewed the process as helpful to overall brain recovery, Santhakumar said.

    Studying laboratory rats, the scientists found that within a month after experimental brain injury, the number of new brain cells declined dramatically, below the numbers of new neurons that would have been detected if an injury had not occurred.

    When scientists were able to prevent the excessive neurogenesis which occurs within days of the injury with a drug similar to one under trial for chemotherapy treatments, the rate of birth of new brain cells went back to normal levels and risk for seizures was reduced.

    "That's why we believe that limiting this process might be beneficial to stopping seizures after brain injury," Santhakumar said.

    While the regenerative capability of brain cells, in the hippocampus -- the part of the brain responsible for learning and memory -- slows down as part of the ageing process, the scientists determined that the process that occurred after a head injury was related to injury and not age.

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  • mp1966
    mp1966 Doing 0 cheers 2017-10-17 23:35:27

    I have done some reading tonight , however not a book . I have been doing research on this social media , as I am new to it.

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  • mp1966
    mp1966 Doing 1 cheers 2017-10-17 19:30:19

    I am going to start to read a book tonight at 10 pm .i guess i have to develop new patterns.

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  • mp1966
    mp1966 Doing 0 cheers 2017-10-17 18:55:32

    The science of food , has anyone read this book..

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  • hercat66
    hercat66 Doing 4 cheers 2017-10-12 12:09:18

    Finished the "Power of Habit" I can't recommend it enough. It's a great read. My next book will be a hard read as it's written for clinicians: The Haunted Self.

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    • Andia
      Andia 0 cheers 2017-10-12 12:53:57

      @hercat66 I have this book and never stopped to read it. ☺😊 Think I need to add it to the read list in the near future.

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      • hercat66
        hercat66 Doing 0 cheers 2017-10-12 18:04:17

        @Andia Definitely worth it. The funny thing is I had started to change a habit, by using the same cue, but changing my routine and getting the same reward, which is one of the key points in the book. Reading the book validated why it was working so well and gave me more ways to continue to change habits, and add other habits like exercising daily.

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  • joshitarun
    joshitarun 1 cheers 2017-10-12 07:33:32

    Best book for inside motivation "You can win"

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  • wallacelinda145
    wallacelinda145 0 cheers 2017-10-11 19:54:04

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  • seekingmimirswell
    seekingmimirswell Doing 1 cheers 2017-10-11 19:35:53

    Damage by Josephine Hart

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  • hercat66
    hercat66 Doing 3 cheers 2017-10-11 14:04:01

    Still not finding enough time to read. But I'm plugging away a half hour to hour a night. I use to read so much more, but with adding a morning and evening exercise routine and doing more healthy cooking I can't seem to find the time.

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