Brain Injury: Why You Can't Get Stuff Done. Understanding Executive Function

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Close Neuroscientist Dr. Alerik Arenander explains the executive function, the role of the prefrontal cortex in planning and organizing, and how this is affected by concussion and traumatic brain injury.

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@dk2919 says:

I still miss “her”. The person I was pre-TBI. I struggle daily and my family and friends can’t understand. Heck, I don’t even understand it. It’s really frustrating.

@cherihamper4671 says:

These informative videos really help me understand my husbands issues after having 2 severe strokes. It also helps him understand that what he is going through and feeling.. is completely normal. Thank you!

@vsee2207 says:

I found some great "sound" youtube videos for brain injuries on " The Sound Healers" channel.

@caritabirch9831 says:

Thank you for this video. I have had two brain surgeries and radiation and chemo to my brain from a brain tumour in my right frontal lobe. My oncologist says I present as having a brain injury from these interventions. I am having a lot of issues with motivation and getting myself moving, lethargy and mood swings. It's a hell of a thing to cope with. I left my job and am now on a disability pension and life is incredibly difficult. I feel less alone listening to this information.

@stu4556 says:

This is the hardest thing,,,the brain keeps our soul,,,once you get the injury everything you know disappears,,,you don't feel the effect of time,,,you fear to be around other humans oooh God have mercy!!!

@evanwilliamson3602 says:

One of the biggest changes for me was what others call spiritual, but it came natural to me. And that was, before I always thought I was an individual locked inside a brain, and that I had a body and I had a brain. I was a Christian also. In a matter of a couple of weeks I no longer believed in god. Then the identity issues started. I no longer believed in a separate self. I now feel that ‘I’ (this separate individual) is a concept. A representation of matter (i.e, neuronal activity and gene expression etc.). Strange.

@RD-ue9wb says:

What if you just need help. And can't do it yourself.

@shaneverret5832 says:

Diagnosed with an MDAI (multiple diffuse axonal injury) from a head on collision. 8 months out and having the most struggles I've had so far. It's great to have someone giving practical information that I can mostly understand.

@MrSterling38 says:

Another thank you (Nathalie & Aaron) for this information!

@gull2112 says:

My TBI is from 1989. I have written quite extensively about living with a TBI. I have never had such a clear definition of the two parts of the brain, and the metaphor of puppet/puppeteer. One good metaphor is more effective than years of study, apparently! 😉

@laughdoc1 says:

Excellent video. All TBI survivors and their families should view this. My TBI was June 1972. Poor short-term memory continues to be a daily challenge. Also, poor impulse control can and has destroyed relationships for me and others I know with TBI.

@michaelflusche says:

It's been over 25 years since my car accident. My accident was on April 13, 1996. That was a Saturday afternoon when this happened. I was in the hospital for 10 days short of 3 months. I was hit on the left side of my body. Most of my bones, from my head to my hip were broken. I was told that I would not be able to walk, talk or do anything normal. I fooled them, I am walking, talking and I graduated from high school with my class in May of that next year. Then 5 years later, I graduated from college with a degree in Natural Science.

@kaseycesena3430 says:

Great video in my opinion T.B.I is hard I'm a disabled vet 1st platoon A co 126 l did my rehabilitation in colorado where I learned to walk and most everything again lol unfortunately I get mad easy now and I've known people who didn't make it in Afghanistan I know what anger and hate brings I might sound weird but I get mad with myself at times

@kathymacdonald277 says:

I am Guardian for my 86 year old uncle who was hit by a car and has been diagnosed with a frontal lobe injury. He is paranoid and angry because he wants to handle his own affairs and verbally abuses everyone who tries to help. He does not accept that he has any problem with his brain. It is difficult to get homecare and everyone who deals with him avoids talking to him because nothing ever gets solved. He just wants to fire everyone. Is there any help for this situation? I think I need help too!

@kathymacdonald277 says:

I think the COVID rules are creating TBI in people.

@travoye98 says:

Hi! Loved the video and it sparked a question. Can you experience frontal lobe damage from a traumatic event that isn’t physical/external (ex. car crash)???

My sexuality was exposed four years ago and I went on a journey of changing my entire being and I feel a connection to frontal lobe damage, but my frontal lobe wasn’t hit or anything. If it isn’t frontal lobe damage do you have any idea on what I might be experiencing?

@michaeledlin9995 says:

As you get older does a TBI cause more problems in day to day life. Sometimes I can be on the spot with thinking then again I can go out on a limb that leads to self destruction. It all seems the same at the time but it is not. Never relax , barely sleep more than 5 hours at one time. So many things at one time it is like 4 puzzles being put in one box . Being told to figure it out in the dark.

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