Neurologists Alamogordo NM

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Terry D Rolan, MD
(505) 434-0901
923 9th St
Alamogordo, NM
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1989

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Dr.Madhuri Koganti
108 Cottonwood Drive
Alamogordo, NM
Gender
F
Speciality
Neurologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.1, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Terry Rolan
(505) 434-0901
923 9th St
Alamogordo, NM
Specialty
Neurology, Alzheimer's Specialist

Flor J Caballar Gonzaga, MD
(505) 863-1820
2111 College Dr
Gallup, NM
Specialties
Pediatrics, Child Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The East, Ramon Magsaysay Mem Med Ctr, Quezon City
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Rehoboth Mc Kinley Christian H, Gallup, Nm
Group Practice: Rehoboth Mckinley Health Clnc

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Franklin T Welch, MD
(505) 327-0466
4005 Crestridge Dr
Farmington, NM
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1969

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Dr.John Paul Simmons
(505) 434-0901
108 Cottonwood Drive
Alamogordo, NM
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Neurologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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John P Simmons, MD
(806) 725-4115
High Rolls Mountain Park, NM
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1993

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Manuel Anthony Gurule, MD
(505) 727-7565
500 Walter St NE Ste 306
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Languages
English
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Albuquerque, Nm
Group Practice: University Of New Mexico Hosp

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Leslie Anne Morrison, MD
2211 Lomas Blvd NE Ste Acc2
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.Elizabeth Lakind
(505) 989-4600
465 Saint Michaels Dr., Suite 211
Santa Fe, NM
Gender
F
Speciality
Neurologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.1, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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The Flexible Brain

Modern scanning technology has shown that our brains can
adapt to changing circumstances at any age—if we let them.

April 2010

by Lisa James

Susan Barry’s eyes crossed when she was three months old. When she looked at something with her left eye, her right eye would turn in, and vice versa. But after three childhood surgeries corrected her appearance “I assumed I had fine vision, even though I had a hard time learning how to drive,” says Barry, a professor of biological sciences at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. “Then I got into college and learned I didn’t have stereovision—I took all these 3D tests and didn’t pass them.” Barry had strabismus, a misalignment of the eyes that confuses the brain and causes loss of 3D vision.

What’s worse, “the same day I learned I didn’t have stereovision I learned I could never get it,” says Barry. That’s because the developing brain was thought to be like a vat of drying concrete: The flexibility that allowed a young child’s brain to acquire skills such as stereovision was simply lost by the time a person reached adulthood. Barry would even use herself as an example in passing along that conventional wisdom to her students.

Barry’s perspective changed, literally and figuratively, when she consulted a developmental optometrist, someone who specializes in problems with binocular vision. “She told me, ‘Your eyes don’t point at the same place in space at the same time,’” Barry recalls. Barry started doing vision exercises with aids such as a Brock string, a series of colored beads on a string that taught her eyes how to work in unison.

At age 48, Barry was finally able to perceive 3D images. “The first time you see in stereo is incredible,” says Barry, who has written about her experience in Fixing My Gaze: A Scientist’s Journey into Seeing in Three Dimensions (Basic Books). “You see that the leaves on a tree have layers of depth; before that the tree seemed sort of flat.”

Barry’s eyes remained the same, but her brain had changed. So had her beliefs about the brain’s limitations. Barry had experienced neuroplasticity, the idea that the brain is capable of renewing itself and remaining flexible no matter how old you are.

New Pathways

The brain contains about 100 billion neurons, which carry the electrical charges that make up nerve impulses. They do not touch each other directly. Instead, chemicals called neurotransmitters carry messages across small spaces known as synapses between neurons.

Over the past several decades, sophisticated brain scans such as functional MRI (fMRI) and PET have turned scientific thinking about the brain on its head. “They began to see that different areas of the brain build more synapses,” says Patt Lind-Kyle, leader of workshops in brain/mind exploration and author of Heal Your Mind, Rewire Your Brain (Energy Psychology Press, www.healrewireyourbrain.com ). “In the areas that you use, brain cells grow and multiply.” Barry says that su...

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