Brain World Magazine - Winter Issue Is Out

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Brain World magazine's winter issue on communication and the brain is out, with articles related to the brain's various modes of self-expression.

From studying how the brain falters, neuroscientists provide data leading to new therapies

The brain is the command center sitting at the top of the body telling it what to do. The complexity of function involved in modes of self-expression often taken for granted such as writing, reading and speaking, is explored from a neuroscientific perspective in the winter issue of Brain World Magazine.

From studying how the brain falters, neuroscientists provide data leading to new therapies such as Music Intonation Therapy (MIT), a process which capitalizes on the fact that many stroke victims can sing songs before regaining fluid speech. Nancy Helm-Estabrooks, one of the creators of MIT, describes the development and process of this therapy. This leads to the implementation of Music Therapy which is featured in the profile of celebrated guitarist Stanley Jordan.

Memory loss is devastating as portrayed in several articles having to do with Alzheimer's Disease. Stephen Allan Nash, an MD involved with geriatric palliative care, writes about Charles Darwin's Language of Human Emotions in an article with tips to the caregivers of Alzheimer's patients. Read about the partnership between the Alzheimer's Foundation of America and Legacy Keepers, a company that preserves legacies through videotapes, cds and books.

Unafraid to delve into the dark side of life, Brain World explores the violent brain in a compelling article on the neuroscience behind the ingredients of a mass murderer's brain, penned by Lauren Migliore.

With a hope for the new year, there are profiles on the culture of peace as espoused by former UNESCO director general Federico Mayor Zaragoza and the story of Brain Education, a holistic revolutionary educational tool making waves in El Salvador through the creation of a swimming pool of peace which is bringing health, happiness and peace to that troubled country.

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