Episode 85 – Computational Neuroscience with Dr. Frances Skinner

Dr. Frances Skinner is a Senior Scientist of Computational Neuroscience at the Krembil Brain Institute's Krembil Research Institute. My first question, of course, was 'what is computational neuroscience?' I had seen a tweet from Krembil Brain Institute in which Dr. Skinner was tagged or to which she replied, but either way when I saw the ...

Episode 24 – PCS, life changes, self-advocacy with Nick K.

Nick is a 2x TBI survivor, currently battling PCS and an online nutritional coach and will be sharing his story and hopefully a few tips and tricks for recovery and managing PCS. We talk about what "in your head" means, about being your own best advocate, documenting recovery and more! Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted ...

Episode 23 – Get to Know a Host: Neuroscience, psychology, NLBIA and Erin Guilfoyle

Emily, Taya, and Nick ask their fourth co-host, Erin Guilfoyle how she became so interested in brain injury that she move to a different city to learn more about how best to help others, and how it led to her job as at the Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association (NLBIA), and to her being ...

Episode 22 – Mindset, asking for help, celebrating all the wins (no matter how “small”) with Ashley

Living with PCS, 3 years ago Ashley’s life was changed forever. What she thought was going to be a simple recreational game with friends on a Monday night, changed her life. Ashley will be speaking about how her positive mindset has become stronger than ever, how celebrating the little wins daily keeps you sane, and ...

Episode 84 – The Post Concussion Podcast with Bella Paige

Bella Paige was just recently on Concussion Chats where she discussed her 10 + concussions! Bella is the owner of Post Concussion Inc., and the host of The Post Concussion Podcast. We talk about her concussions, what she found challenging, what, if anything, were the differences between concussions, what having a concussion focused podcast is ...

Episode 21 – Therapy comes in different forms! Art & PCS with Allison

Allison is a therapist, author, wife, mother of 2 teenagers, breast cancer and post-concussion syndrome survivor, volunteer in her community, and now, artist. She lives in a small town north of Boston and enjoys bodysurfing in the cold New England water (more carefully now), occasionally hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and looks ...

Episode 83 – Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) with Chairwoman Shana De Caro

In this episode Erin and I talk to Shana De Caro, the Chairwoman of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). Shana talks about the important mission of the organization; the resources available to brain injury survivors and caregivers, including what to expect for adults and children, whether that's around the home, at work or ...

Interview Series Episode 2 – Dr. David Ellemberg, neuropsychologist

Dr. David Ellemburg is a neuropsychologist researcher at University of Montreal. Dr. Ellemburg is focused on understanding the organization and functional plasticity of the human brain during its development, recovery from brain injury and the limits of this plasticity In this episode he discusses what research is currently working on in regards to TBI and ...

Episode 82 – Habits, Habit Creation and “Recovery” (whatever that means to you) with Ella Sofia

In this episode Erin and I talk to Ella Sofia, who is a Habit Coach and content creator at www.retrainyourbrain.ca. In January 2008, at age 14, Ella suffered a hemorrhagic stroke due to an AVM (arteriovenous malformation) rupture in her cerebellum. Ella now specializes in the mind's role in habit creation and its benefits for ...