"I miss Tucson. The Mountains. Blue Skies. Even the heat."
ABC News has documented the recovery of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords from a gunshot wound sustained in January, in conjunction with the release of "Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope
", written by Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly. [more inside]
created a marvelous image for an Oliver Sacks' article about neuroplasticity
, the brain’s capacity to create new pathways. The artist's other collages are also excellent: Aerofauna
| Wonderful World
. [more inside]
"Mem, mem, mem."
A fascinating memoir of global aphasia -- total language loss -- following a stroke, by British poet and novelist Paul West
Meditation and neuroplasticity.
A new study
(PDF) describes the changes in the brains of Buddhist monks
, using fMRI
to scan their brains while they practice compassion
meditation. The project was a collaboration between the University
and the Shechen Monastery