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People with Traumatic Brain Injury, Who Often Lose Empathy, Can Regain It with Treatment

Dawn Neumann, IUPUI Most people can easily determine when a loved one is feeling sad or anxious. This recognition will often trigger the person to offer a comforting gesture or even have a contagious emotional reaction, causing them to also feel sad or anxious, too. These important actions are referred to as emotion recognition and… Read More »

My “Finger Twitch” Turned out to Be Brain Inflammation

When this young, healthy woman developed symptoms that progressed from cramped fingers to hallucinations and seizures, her doctors thought she was losing her mind. Actually, she was losing her brain. Courtesy Nicole Palermo A twitch in her right pinky finger? Weird, thought 18-year-old Olivia Palermo, but hardly alarming. It was the summer of 2018, she… Read More »