Traumatic Brain Injury survivors, like myself, have a lot of trouble controlling our emotions and recognizing, not only our own but others’ too. Medicine can help with controlling our emotions, but they can’t help us recognize them. I take an anti depressant but I still have to constantly ask people if they are kidding ( I am slowly starting to get jokes), angry or sad. I get angry because I didn’t get that the comment was intended as a joke, not seriously. I feel great, but I still have trouble identifying the emotions of other people.
So when I read there is a new app that helps TBI survivors with both, regulating and recognizing emotions, I had to find out more. This blew my mind, that an app can help me recognize how I feel during those moments when I don’t know if I’m angry or sad and don’t even know why. It can also help you recognize emotions in other people so you know if they are angry, sad, insulted, etc. I don’t know if it can help me get when people are joking but that would be really cool too.
This was achieved by Dawn M. Neumann. PhD, after years of research as an associate professor at Indiana University School of Medicine, which led to an app that is already available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
You have to check this out!
New app designed to help survivors of traumatic brain injury recognize and regulate emotions
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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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I also have trouble understanding jokes or if I’m being teased after my TBI. Thanks so much for writing this and sharing info on the new app!
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Of course, it really caught my attention and I know other survivors go through the same thing.
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