Neurologists Gadsden AL

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Fanny M Jaquez, MD
(256) 442-8032
310 S 5th St
Gadsden, AL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Inst Tech De Santo Dom (Intec), Esc De Med, Fac De Med, Santo Domingo
Graduation Year: 1985

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John Alexander Just, MD
310 S 5th St
Gadsden, AL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dr.Terry M. Andrade
(256) 546-3400
2017 Rainbow Drive
Gadsden, AL
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Neurosurgeon
General Information
Hospital: Gadsden Reg Med Ctr, Gadsden, Al
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.5, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Seth Gerard Spotnitz
(256) 492-3571
100 Medical Center Dr
Gadsden, AL
Specialty
Neurology

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James White
(256) 492-8250
100 Medical Center Dr
Gadsden, AL
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Terry Michael Andrade, MD
(256) 546-3400
2017 Rainbow Dr
Gadsden, AL
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Gadsden Reg Med Ctr, Gadsden, Al; Riverview Reg Med Ctr, Gadsden, Al; Stringfellow Mem Hosp, Anniston, Al

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Kathleen Ann Messenger, MD
Gadsden, AL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: Gadsden Reg Med Ctr, Gadsden, Al

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Dr.James G. Iii White
(256) 492-8250
100 Medical Center Dr # 401
Gadsden, AL
Gender
M
Speciality
Neurosurgeon
General Information
Hospital: Gadsden Reginal Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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James Gordon White III, MD
(256) 492-2145
100 Medical Center Dr Ste 401
Gadsden, AL
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1979

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Ghaith Ajamoughli, MD
100 Medical Center Dr Ste 104
Gadsden, AL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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