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Steven Klein, MD
(206) 368-1701
1560 N 115th St
Seattle, WA
Business
Overlake Neurosurgery
Specialties
Neurology

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Lynne Patricia Taylor, MD
(206) 341-0420
1100 9th Ave
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Neurology, Medical Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, Wa
Group Practice: Virginia Mason Medical Center

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Christopher Angus Lawrence
(206) 264-2703
901 Boren Ave
Seattle, WA
Specialty
Neurology

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Mary Ellen Reif, MD
(206) 292-1110
1229 Madison St Ste 1110
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1978

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Lynne P Taylor
(206) 223-6600
1100 9th Ave
Seattle, WA
Specialty
Neurology

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William Ellis Berg, MD
(858) 552-8585
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med, La Jolla Ca 92093
Graduation Year: 1995

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Seyedeh Nasrin Fatemi, MD
710 9th Ave Dept Neuro # S-13
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Iran Univ Of Med Sci, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 2000

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Laird Gunn Patterson, MD
(206) 341-0498
1118 9th Ave Dept Neur
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, Wa
Group Practice: Virginia Mason Medical Center; Virginia Mason Medical Center Issaquah

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Shahin Hakimian
(206) 731-3576
325 9th Ave
Seattle, WA
Specialty
Neurology

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Farrokh Reza Farrokhi, MD
(206) 744-9300
325 9th Ave MB 359766
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1998

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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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