Week in Neurodiversity – Brain Implants Make Paralyzed Monkeys Walk (11/19/16)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, a toddler with Down syndrome models for Oshkosh, a boy with autism finds a best friend in his service dog, and brain implants help paralyzed monkeys walk! These stories and more in this week’s episode!

[00:13] A young boy with autism has found his new best friend in his service dog.

[00:38] US Soccer has released a video spreading awareness for concussions.

[01:18] Dr. Edward Shaw uses the “5 Love Languages” to help families with loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s.

[02:14] A toddler with Down syndrome will be participating in an upcoming holiday photo shoot for Oshkosh.

[02:45] Brain implants have helped paralyzed monkeys gain control of their legs.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

A young boy with autism has found his new best friend in his service dog. http://abc7ny.com/society/video-boy-with-autism-bonds-instantly-with-service-dog/1569747/

US Soccer has released a video spreading awareness for concussions. http://www.socceramerica.com/article/70938/the-must-see-concussion-video.html

Dr. Edward Shaw uses the “5 Love Languages” to help families with loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s. http://video.foxnews.com/v/5189011382001/?#sp=show-clips

A toddler with Down syndrome will be participating in an upcoming holiday photo shoot for Oshkosh. http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2016/10/31/boy-with-down-syndrome-modeling-contract-intv.hln

Brain implants have helped paralyzed monkeys gain control of their legs. http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/09/health/paralyzed-monkeys-walking-brain-implant/

This video is owned by Different Brains Inc, kindly donated by it’s original producer PCE Media LLC.

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Mike Nickas received his Bachelor of Arts in Film and Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University in December of 2015, and is currently pursuing an education in the fields of neuropsychology and special education. He is the host of the online news show The Week in Neurodiversity, and author of the column Notions by Nickas. He also currently works as a camp counselor at Dr. Mike Rizzo’s Child Provider Specialists in Weston, FL.
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Mike Nickas

Mike Nickas received his Bachelor of Arts in Film and Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University in December of 2015, and is currently pursuing an education in the fields of neuropsychology and special education. He is the host of the online news show The Week in Neurodiversity, and author of the column Notions by Nickas. He also currently works as a camp counselor at Dr. Mike Rizzo’s Child Provider Specialists in Weston, FL.

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