Deficits with Aging in the general population and for individuals with traumatic brain injury

By Pamela T. Boykin, M.Ed., CCC-SLPRainbow Rehabilitation Centers Basic knowledge of neurological systems indicate that the brain and nervous system are the body’s control center. These neurological systems control the movements, senses, thoughts, memories and all of the organs in the body. Natural changes with aging occur in the brain and nervous system and are referred…

Rainbow Rehabilitation Opens Farmington Hills Treatment Center

Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers, which provides services to people with brain and spinal cord injuries, celebrated the opening of its new Farmington Hills treatment center on Dec. 11, with employees and healthcare professionals from around metro Detroit. The 11,000-square-foot facility on Orchard Lake Road houses a computer lab, full fitness center, private therapy areas, therapeutic kitchen and laundry, vocational rehabilitation…

Neuroplasticity in the Intact Brain – Experience-dependent Learning and Neurobiological Substrates

By Heidi Reyst, Ph.D., CBIST Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers When psychologist William James wrote the word “plasticity” as a reference to the human cortex in his book The Principles of Psychology published in 1890, it was the first noted use of its kind. Specifically he wrote Plasticity “means the possession of a structure weak enough to yield…

The Neuroplasticity Timeline – Localism, Holism and a Truth Somewhere in Between

By Heidi Reyst, Ph.D., CBIST Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers For nearly a century there has been evidence that the brain is far more capable of change than has been given credit. Conventional science has largely ignored this data in favor of the Doctrine of Localization whereby one discrete location of the brain accounts for one specific function, and if injury occurs…