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Old 10-10-2008, 02:18 PM   #19
Janet Rosen
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Re: Mirror Neurons and Aikido Training

John Brockington wrote: View Post
As an aside, the concept of neuroplasticity (meaning in this context regulation of gene expression in the brain) in adult animals has been around for a while....the implications for a host of diseases like stroke, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's, MS, are huge.
Fascinating stuff - I also love reading/learning about research in these fields.
In terms of real world application, it is sobering to those of us who are health care professionals and see how little both private insurance and Medicare cover in terms of rehab. Typical post-stroke rehab is limited to "how to walk" and "how to dress" or "how to talk" and assumes that 1. the person needs to be able to participate actively right away and 2. as soon as they hit their first plateau, which may be a matter of weeks or a couple of months, the rehab process is over and no more will be paid for.

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