All brains undergo thorough neuropathological examination to determine a final diagnosis according to the latest published diagnostic criteria. This information is fed back to the donors’ next-of-kin and medical practitioners via the recruiting brain donor program. All tissue samples are de-identified to ensure anonymity of the donor.
Examples of common neuropathology
A stroke patient struggles to open a door. An amputee is frustrated at the erratic movements of his new prosthetic limb. And a healthy young individual is disappointed with how her body looks in the mirror. These troubles can stem from disruptions to the brain’s maps of the body; a problem observed in a whole host of other conditions. We currently […]