The Dizzy Fuzzy Vision Girl Chronicles

And so it continues. The dizzy girl chronicles. Though now they have morphed into the dizzy fuzzy vision girl chronicles. I have been to numerous doctors, assorted trips to the Emergency Room, and all sorts of tests and prescriptions. Every six months or so, something new happens and the cycle begins again. A few months ago, I started to notice a blurry blob in the corner of the vision out of my right eye. It got bigger and bigger. I finally just saw an ophthalmologist for it, who after numerous tests…some twice…sent me for an MRI....more

Interesting explanation on one aspect of autism

Autism is a very complex spectrum of brain disorders, so anytime I find a simplified explanation or analogy I appreciate it! Here's one I ran across today:...more

When you can't fight depression

My younger brother is smart. Like, wicked smart. Such as, can explain time-travel smart. Should be a rocket scientist kind-of smart. Could hold a conversation with Sheldon Cooper smart. ...more

This Is Your Brain on Music

"One thing about music: when it hits, you feel no pain." This is a Bob Marley lyric from "Trenchtown Rock" that has always resonated with me, as deeply affected as I am by all different kinds of music. Now researchers at McGill University in Montreal are confirming what I believe Bob intuitively knew and what music therapists could probably tell you too. Music can make us feel -- chemically, biologically -- better. ...more

funny you should write this. One of the saddest things about being told i couldn't run anymore ...more

A plea for action - Access to Headache Care Is Threatened:

I just got an e-mail from the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy, alerting me to the below: Access to headache care is threatened: Contact your US Representatives now Neurologists provide specialized, coordinated, and often life-long care for patients with disabling headache disorders including migraine and chronic daily headache. Neurologists also provide comparable care for patients with other major and costly diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, ALS, epilepsy, MS, peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, and traumatic brain injury (TBI). ...more

Gay Culverhouse, Speaking Truth to NFL Power

by Diane Vacca...more

Happy Birthday, Dear Headache

So, two years ago last night we were at Disney World. Tink and Z were in the pool; Gary and I were sitting side-by-side in lounge chairs, imbibing something surprisingly strong to have been mixed at the happiest place on earth. The next morning, I woke up with Headache. ...more

MIT study shows why correct answers help us learn faster   MIT study shows brain's ability to change quickly with correct answers to brain training   ...more