Traumatic brain injuries are as bad as their label makes them sound. What many in California may not realize, though, is that any brain injury is a TBI. Even a simple clonk on the head from a softball pop fly counts.
While it may sound dramatic when people declare they can't survive without their cellphone, scientific studies have discovered the reasons humans feel the need to remain in constant contact with their cellular devices. Using this small but powerful computer, we are able to stream movies, interact with others and surf the internet. We can access easily-absorbed information in an instant. Our ability to send and receive texts quickly develops an internal reward system, as our brain is flooded with feel-good chemicals that enter the system whenever we receive correspondence from others. The cellphone is essentially a pleasure center that can be accessed with the right password and data plan.
Accidents happen every day all over Los Angeles. A wet store floor can leave you suddenly sprawled on the ground – back thrown out or arm or leg broken. Someone runs a red light and plows into you as you enter an intersection on your green light.