Neurologists Grand Forks ND

This page provides useful content and local businesses that can help with your search for Neurologists. You will find helpful, informative articles about Neurologists, including "The Flexible Brain". You will also find local businesses that provide the products or services that you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Grand Forks, ND that will answer all of your questions about Neurologists.

Maria Lourdes C A Guina, MD
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1994

Data Provided by:
Ross E Pettit
(701) 780-1401
2812 17th Ave S Ste D
Grand Forks, ND
Specialty
Neurology, Pediatric Neurology

Data Provided by:
Dr.Daniel Schmelka
(701) 780-6444
3165 Demers Avenue
Grand Forks, ND
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ottawa, Fac Of Med, Ottawa, Ont, Canada
Year of Graduation: 1963
Speciality
Neurosurgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

Data Provided by:
Rita M Richardson
(701) 780-6444
3165 Demers Ave
Grand Forks, ND
Specialty
Neurology

Data Provided by:
Dr.Matthew Roller
(701) 780-6000
1200 South Columbia Road
Grand Forks, ND
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 2002
Speciality
Neurologist
General Information
Hospital: Altru
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.9, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

Data Provided by:
Daniel Damian Schmelka, MD
(701) 780-6283
1000 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ottawa, Fac Of Med, Ottawa, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1963

Data Provided by:
Mickey G Syrquin
(701) 780-6000
1000 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialty
Neurosurgery

Data Provided by:
Ross Edward Pettit, MD
(701) 780-1401
2812 17th Ave S Ste D
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Altru Hosp, Grand Forks, Nd
Group Practice: Red River Neurology Clinic Ltd

Data Provided by:
Rita Marie Richardson, MD
(701) 780-6910
3165 Demers Ave
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1995

Data Provided by:
Merle Lee Teetzen, MD
(701) 454-3311
PO Box 6003
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Neurology, Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Altru Hosp, Grand Forks, Nd
Group Practice: Altru Health Institute

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Energy Times