What Can You Do With Half a Brain?

Infants and young children do surprisingly well after the surgical removal or disconnection of up to half of their brain. Most can talk, walk and even run. These exceptional children […]

Three R’s of Baby Brain Neuroplasticity

The working title of my new book is The Boy Who Could Run But Not Walk: How Neuroplasticity Rewires the Young Brain due out in September 2016. My final manuscript […]

Adult Neuroplasticity Explained

A team led by Neil and Liz Losin at Day’s Edge Productions created this educational piece. (Day’s Edge Productions) I think it is particularly useful for older children and teenagers […]

Neuroplasticity in Cerebral Palsy

From Rat to Monkey, Brains Recover Baby Animal Brains Recover Better Adult Human Brains Recover Baby Human Brains Do Not Recover? The baby orangutan and the baby human are in […]

Can You Stimulate Baby Brain Neuroplasticity?

The baby with an early brain injury recovers during a period of exuberant neuroplasticity. In order to encourage both brain development and recovery, it is important to understand how a […]

Too Little, Too Late

My last post for parents whose child had been treated in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) asked, “What were they told about their babies brain hemorrhage or PVL?” https://www.karenpapemd.com//index.php/when-was-your-child-diagnosed-with-cp/ […]