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The Cognitive Effects of Brain Injury

Submitter’s Note:
Craig has been researching and studying in this field for nearly twenty years stemming from a long-standing head injury. He hopes that by sharing that it will make some difference in those lives affected by brain injury. Craig likes to share knowledge and insights from his life experiences to try and help others. He hopes that by sharing, it will make some difference in those lives affected by brain injury.
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Part of the text is reproduced by kind permission of Trevor Powell from his book ‘Head Injury: A Practical Guide’.

The cognitive effects of a brain injury affect the way a person thinks, learns and remembers. Different mental abilities are located in different parts of the brain, so a head injury can damage some, but not necessarily all, skills such as speed of thought, memory, understanding, concentration, solving problems and using language.

The cognitive system can be divided up into six separate areas:

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