July 6, 2006

Terry Wallis

Just as we learn that the brain rewires itself and grows new connections throughout our lives unless stressed or depressed, comes dramatic evidence of that very sort.

Man's brain rewired itself in 19 years after crash. Doctors have proof on how Terry Wallis who was barely conscious for decades woke.

Most neurologists would have been willing to bet money that whatever the cause of it, if it hadn’t changed in 19 years, wasn’t going to change now,” Bernat said. “So it’s really extraordinary.”

Wallis’ father said his son is now able to make jokes. “That was something he wasn’t able to do early in his recovery,” Jerry Wallis said. “He now seems almost exactly like his old self. And he very often tells us how glad he is to be alive.”

Posted by Jill Fallon at July 6, 2006 8:53 PM | Permalink