This course will focus on what goes wrong when someone has a “brain” injury and what can be done to repair it. What do we know about what happens when the brain is damaged? This is a complex question. Currently, there are no safe and effective treatments for the various types of injury that can occur. We will discuss some of the historical concepts about how the brain is organized and how these ideas have shaped how we approach treatment and repair after TBI (traumatic brain injury), stroke, or other serious injuries to the brain.
There are no required readings, but articles available online will be recommended. A list of suggested books and articles will also be provided prior to the start of the course.
About the Instructor
Donald Stein is professor emeritus at Emory University. He has taught and done research in the field of recovery of function from brain damage for five decades and has numerous books and publications in the field.
4-week course begins Feb. 8
Class meets at UMA Brunswick Center, Orion Hall, Brunswick, Room 101