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Giffords Recovery / Brain Injuries #1014962

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 06, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The first anniversary of the shooting in Tucson that wounded Representative Gabrielle Giffords noted.

(Tucson, Arizona: Ben Tracy) The medical lessons learned from Giffords’ remarkable recovery examined; her audio message sent to constituents last November played; animation shown; scenes shown from her rehabilitation; details given about how singing helps a damaged brain recover the ability to process language. [Husband Mark KELLY – talks about Gabby’s injury.] [Neurosurgeon Dr. Michael LEMOLE††- says we’re rethinking the adage that the brain is unable to fix itself in adults.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Research showing the brain’s singing center is overdeveloped in professional singers noted.

Pelley, Scott;
Tracy, Ben

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