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What Could Happen After A Brain Injury?

Last week, a man was walking down the street when a knife fell and landed in his head! How does brain injury impact you? Trace is joined by Reina Scully from SourceFed to discuss everything you need to know about brain trauma.

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Knife falls from sky into Chinese man’s head

“Last Thursday morning, 57-year-old Xiao Yunzhi was taking a stroll in his home town of Guangyuan, Sichuan province, when his head started feeling strangely heavy.”

This Man Survived a Knife Through His Brain

“A man in the Sichuan province of China recently survived being hit by a knife that fell from an eighth-floor balcony and pierced his skull, according to news reports.”

Knife falls from high-rise straight into man’s head

“A man in China had a brush with death last week when a 5-inch knife fell from a high-rise apartment building and plunged straight into his head.”

It’s Not Just Trauma To The Head: Minor Accidents Can Lead To Brain Damage Too, Affecting Memory And Thinking

“If you’re clumsy or uncoordinated, you might want to make sure that next time you’re wearing a helmet when riding a bike, or paying attention instead of texting while walking down the street.”

Phineaus Gage, Neuroscience’s Most Famous Patient

“On Sept. 13, 1848, at around 4:30 p.m., the time of day when the mind might start wandering, a railroad foreman named Phineas Gage filled a drill hole with gunpowder and turned his head to check on his men. It was the last normal moment of his life.”

What’s the Difference Between the Right Brain and Left Brain?

“You may have heard people describe themselves as strictly ‘right-brained’ or ‘left-brained,’ with the left-brainers bragging about their math skills and the right-brainers touting their creativity.”

Brain Injury Overview: What is it? and What Does it Affect?

“The brain is the control center for the body. It manages many things such as breathing, moving and vision. The brain also controls thinking, emotions and behavior. An injury to the brain can affect almost any function of the body and can sometimes affect personality.”

Brain Injuries: Solving the Puzzle of Uncertain Recoveries

“As soon as word got out that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) had survived a bullet wound to the brain, one question seemed to reverberate throughout the nation: Would she be OK?”

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