Editor-in-Chief: V. Susan Carroll, MS, RN-BC, SCRN
ISSN: 0888-0395
Online ISSN: 1945-2810
Frequency: 6 issues per year
Impact Factor: .907
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In the News
News you can use .... The New York Times (one of this editor's favorite papers to read) continues to print terrific pieces that relate to brain science and the care of individuals with neurologic conditions. Recent pieces have reported on "brain myths" - (1) we only use ~10% of our brain (2) the left and right hemispheres of our brain are fundamentally different and do not share functions; and (3) mirror neurons exist in the human brain. For more details, search "Gray Matter" by Gregory Hickok. An op-ed piece by Daniel Levitin posits that our brains need the reset function that occurs when we daydream or vacation. He argues that problem solving improves with breaks in higher-level cognitive work. Work completed at Princeton, New York University and San Diego State University support the proposition that brains with autism fail to trim or limit the growth of synapses as they develop, that pruning synapses during development has positive effects. Finally, in the October 5th SportsSunday feature Klein reports on a program launched in Ontario to teach more than 4,000 young teens about concussions and traumatic brain injury.