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Show Notes

Daniel Avesar, PhD. suffered a severe traumatic brain injury when he was 18 years old. This injury required him to recover and to regain his cognition, his mind, and his lost inner self. After 11 years of recovery, he became obsessed with making sense of what happened to my mind. He later received a PhD from Dartmouth in neurophysiology and later a postdoctoral research position at the University of Oregon, at a systems level neuroscience. 

He uses his own experiences and neuroscience background as a template to unpack and promote ideas about the invisible nature of Brain Injury problems. Daniel has his own podcast, Experiencing My Brain, where he works to capture detailed discussions of Brain Injury experiences. Now 42 and living in Seattle, Daniel continues to dedicate himself to the developing understanding of Brain Injury through a talk series called Building Brain Awareness (BBA) To Help Support Brain Injury Recovery where neuroscientists present on brain systems and clinicians present on specific therapies and treatments.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Why Brain Injury survivors keep their injury a secret, and why Daniel wants to break the stigma.
  • How recovery takes repetition and dedication over time.
  • The importance of Psychotherapy in the Recovery Process.

Check out Daniel's podcast, "Experiencing My Brain," here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/experiencing-my-brain/id1596998070

The Building Brain Awareness (BBA) talk series is about the neuroscience and clinical views on the brain and brain injury, in an effort to discuss what gets injured with brain injury. Listen in on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/@buildingbrainawarness2139