Brain Blast

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Blast Force: The Invisible War on the Brain

Article by Caroline Alexander as originally seen in National Geographic.

What I got out of that article is that we don’t understand the physics or the pathophysiology behind the “blast induced neurotrauma” or “blast induced traumatic brain injury.” And because we don’t understand either of those, we can’t predict or prevent it. So until some of the on going research gets to the bottom of the physics and pathophysiology, our freedom fighters are going to just have to deal with the effects of these injuries when the come back home.

I also learned that this phenomenon probably first surfaced as “shell shock” in World War I, but was quickly dismissed by the medical establishment as soldiers being weak minded or cowards. That’s sad.

Then down in the comments section I saw all kinds of wild ideas about how to “fix” brain…

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