TBI Outcomes Vary with Neural Network Variations
Why does similar brain trauma to two people result in markedly different outcomes – one person recovers rapidly while the other suffers significant, permanent injury? On July 15, 2014, scientists at Georgia State University’s Institute of Neuroscience led by Dr. Katz published an article which seeks to explain it. According to their research on a snail with a simplified central nervous system, this difference may stem from differences in the neural circuitry of different individuals. Although these differences do not manifest under normal circumstances they do show up after, and have consequences for, brain injury.