The Ghost in My Brain

The Ghost in My Brain

How A Concussion Stole My Life and How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Helped Me Get It Back

Book - 2016
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In 1999, Dr Clark Elliott suffered a concussion when his car was rear-ended. Overnight his life changed from that of a rising professor to a humbled man struggling to get through a single day. In one final effort to resume a normal life, Elliott crossed paths with two brilliant Chicago-area research clinicians who used cutting-edge therapies to try and help Dr Elliott. Within weeks, the ghost of who he had been returned. The Ghost in My Brain is also an unforgettable record of recovery, one that offers new hope to those suffering from brain trauma.
Publisher: New York, Penguin Books,, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780143108290
Characteristics: xxiv, 312 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.


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Nov 26, 2016

I found this book fascinating! I talked with our local Vision Therapist, and she confirmed what the book teaches.

Oct 10, 2015

Very, very interesting read. Also, uplifting because it is the only one where a survivor ends up without symptoms. Highly recommend to anyone with TBI and interested in neuroplasticity.

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