With the number of traumatic brain injuries increasing every year, new approaches in cognitive rehabilitation are more important than ever. As the understanding of brain physiology continues to grow, the need to seek out new methods of treatment dealing with these injuries becomes even more apparent. Perhaps the most significant impact on an individual is the damage to memory systems in the brain, and the need for treatment approaches to healing them. The necessity to understand the role of education as part of the recovery process is essential in this ever growing and diverse transdiciplinary field. This paper will give an account of working in a medical facility as an educator and how emotionally laden images impacted memory. The classroom may open up and increase our understanding of brain plasticity, and provide important new approaches to healing for TBI individuals on their road to recovery.
|Keywords:||Traumatic Brain Injury, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Memory, Emotion|
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi, USA