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Another area of interest for us is development of new materials and approaches for presentation of complex information, such as functional anatomy of the brain.

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Teaching Cases 

Applying classroom-derived knowledge of functional anatomy to clinical practice is quite challenging for most learners. Educational research strongly supports the use of guided experiences - in which an expert explicitly draws the learner’s attention to key connections - to promote the creation of active (useable) knowledge. This approach helps the learner establish connections between functional neuroanatomy and clinical practice, deepens their interest in the individual aspects of each patient, and enhances their appreciation of pathology and prognosis. 

Case 1: Amnestic Disorder and Depression due to Cerebral Aneurysm and TBI 


Case 2: Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Headache


Case 3: Anger and Irritability 6 Years After Blast Injury 


Case 4: Multiple Blast-Related Brain Injuries with Co-Morbidities

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