Traumatic brain injuries can manifest themselves in a vast array of symptoms. Victims can be made to struggle with any combinations of memory difficulties, motor difficulties, personality changes and emotional struggles. Traumatic brain injuries most often impact victims in Alabama following a car accidents or a workplace accident. The results can be absolutely devastating for the victim as their family as everyone struggles through the grueling recovery.
The brain in so complex and sensitive, it is difficult in many instances to understand what part of the brain has been impacted. There is only so much medical professionals can do by way of treatment if the injury is not fully understood. Accordingly, President Obama asked congress this week for funding to map the human brain.
The president has dubbed this initiative BRAIN, Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Nuerotechnologies. The president asked for $100 million to devise technologies that will better understand and interpret electrical activity of minute areas of function within our brain that have huge impacts on things like traumatic brain injuries and various disorders.
The president said in his request for this funding, "As humans we can identify galaxies light-years away. We can study particles smaller than an atom, but we still haven't unlocked the mystery of the three pounds of matter that sits between our ears."
This project could hugely impact both present and future victims afflicted with injuries and disorders located in the brain. Being able to better treat and prevent the ramifications of these brain injuries could mean that less victims need to cope with extensive lifestyle modifications and continuing care following an accident. The developments that come with this remain to be seen, but certainly give hope to each individual in Alabama made to suffer in this manner.
Source: ABC News, "Obama Proposes $100M for Brain Mapping Project," Nedra Pickler, April 2, 2013.
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