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6 People Who Gained Amazing Skills from Brain Injuries

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:41 am
by Ian Pegler
from Cracked.com...
6 People Who Gained Amazing Skills from Brain Injuries

In real life, people don't suffer freaky events like getting struck by lightning or getting part of their brain removed and then suddenly find themselves with new superpowers, like heat vision or flight. However, people do apparently suffer freaky events and then gain the ability to do art.
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Ian

Re: 6 People Who Gained Amazing Skills from Brain Injuries

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:44 am
by Helen-Healing
Great find, Ian - I loved that! 8) Quite extraordinary transformations.

Re: 6 People Who Gained Amazing Skills from Brain Injuries

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:26 pm
by arthur hamlin
Just wondering if they tried dowsing what their responses would be like! :lol
Arthur

Re: 6 People Who Gained Amazing Skills from Brain Injuries

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:36 am
by Lyndon Ronstadt
So, damage the rational side of the brain and the intuitive/artistic side takes over. Seems logical/intuitive - depending on your orientation. Pressure on the coccyx eh? I've long suspected the super rationalists need a kick up the bum.

Re: 6 People Who Gained Amazing Skills from Brain Injuries

Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:51 pm
by mike
Lost my Coccyx when I was about ten years old, its now part of my arm bone/ right arm, but I dowse with both arms/hands, so when do I get those amazing skills...I think any brain injury can cause rewiring of the brain after the brain has suffered damage, so perhaps new wiring allows new skills to be learned and used..Eyesight in people who have been blind since birth sometimes returnes with the knock on the head in an accident, there is much we need to learn from these different situations, with the brain controlling some of the functions, even sky diving has returned sight to people who were blind before jumping ?

Re: 6 People Who Gained Amazing Skills from Brain Injuries

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:33 pm
by Helen-Healing
mike wrote:sky diving has returned sight to people who were blind before jumping ?
Really?? :shock: Have you got a link to that, Mike? I can't seem to find anything about it on the 'net.

Re: 6 People Who Gained Amazing Skills from Brain Injuries

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:06 pm
by mike
Hi Helen,
I think it was Discovery Channel about a lady who was blind after an illness and she went sky diving, and while dropping to the ground her sight returned enough to see colours while falling down ,and this improved for her to see out of both eyes again after a short period.As she said, if I never gone sky diving I would be walking with a white stick still, while now I can do most things, not sure if it was the UK or not ? Perhaps it was blood pressure during the drop forced a blood vessel to open, and feed the optic nerve perhaps, allowing the optic signals to enter the brain again in a normal/restricted fashion ? Might be a cause to allow people with eye problems/blindness to sit in a barometric chamber while they reduce the pressure or increase it to see if changes occur in the eyes, I dont know what pressure changes would happen with a sky dive, increased pressure I imagine, NEVER get me doing it. :mrgreen: