A rare source of hope for the millions suffering concussions both diagnosed and undiagnosed: the remarkable story of how, by retraining the neural optic paths in his brain, one man’s life was restored after eight years of cognitive impairment.
In 1999, Clark Elliott suffered a concussion when a car rear-ended his at a stoplight. Like millions of people who suffer brain trauma every year, he struggled with issues of short-term memory, decision making, movement, and sensitivity to light and noise. As a scientist, however, Elliott had a unique perspective on his own cognitive difficulties. He kept meticulous notes about his condition and offers in The Ghost in My Brain a view into the cognitive and physical problems associated with brain trauma—and the delicate connection between mind and body. In this book he shares his descent into brain dysfunction, his constant struggles to lead a normal life, and his dramatic full recovery thanks to cutting-edge brain treatment that retrained his eyesight and helped him rebuild parts of his brain damaged by the accident. Download and start listening now!