The way music affects the brain has been very interesting to me since the moment I realize music helped me concentrate. I would study and read with my headphones on listening to whatever came up on my iPod. I would listen to music as I read all seven Harry Potter books, as I studied and as I did homework.
A lot of people couldn’t understand this, even I didn’t understand this sometimes, but it worked. Now, after the accident this doesn’t work the same, this just distracts me more when I’m reading, but it does something to my memory because I can remember the lyrics to songs. This was one of the ways music helped during therapy, but also just to get those legs and arms moving in physical therapy.
I am still surprised at how much music can do and still learning more about this but I love that it is used in therapy and in other ways to help people heal.
Read more: Learning with music can change brain structure, says study
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I’m an aspiring writer still looking for exactly what I want to write about, with a lot of creativity, imagination and desire to write.
I studied Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University where I explored many different sides of writing through my classes and extracurricular activities in order to narrow my search for an identity as a writer.
I have written for Citrus TV Noticias and La Voz magazine, both of which gave me the chance to explore different mediums in which to write in. Through Citrus TV Noticias I also gained experience in translating from English to Spanish and vice versa, which is also something that I would be interested in working on since I am fluent in both of these languages. I was also an intern at Syracuse University Press where I got hands on experience in what goes into actually editing and publishing a book.
Through out the last four years I have faced a lot of challenges, which helped chape the person I am today. After being in a tragic car accident, being in comma, having a Traumatic Brain Injury, and being in therapy for over a year, I am a new me, willing to face challenges and knowing how to deal with them. I want to write about my accident and life after it to help others, show them it can be done and help in any way I can.
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