Why Is It Important To Follow-Up A Case Study

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The book presented some excellent case studies and had made us aware we have severely underestimated the brain’s capacity ( to function) to recover from injury or develop in the face of hereditary misfortunes. However, his book may not be as unique as we think. All the examples are based on case studies, and very few indicate any evidence of follow-up after some years later; Case studies can fail and cannot be used for the general population. For instance, the text tells us that the longer Cheryl wore the hat, the longer she could keep her balance after she took it off and over the course of a year, Cheryl built her residual effect for four months and now does not use the device at all. She has been cured by her brain with the help of the machine, but it did not tell us a follow up was made after some years, and Cheryl is still functioning well without the use of the instrument.…show more content…
Also, he brings into mind if brain plasticity could help individuals with a cognitive disorder such as schizophrenia. Can brain mapping help? According to Sage Journal; Imagination, Cognition, and Personality: a talk on prosopagnosia presented at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, in October 2013 by Dr. Kirsten Dalrymple of the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota. A person could train herself to recognize faces, but when she stopped training, she loses the ability. The use of developmental design and other methods such as ceasing practice if plasticity could work and performing imaging studies in addition to the case study is important because it can help outline the boundaries and restrictions to neuroplasticity as well as determine the rate and the reason for an area of brain degradation that had previously improved. And if not, how long does the brain take to deteriorate or
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