I turned down a road towards a municipal building that strangely stood alone in the midst of a quiet residential area. I live not far away in Washington, DC yet Loudoun County feels a world away. This was also the site where Senator Mark Warner convened a roundtable conversation of end-of-life issues. I thought this building and Loudon County provided a strange symbol for the topic of end-of-life in general. They were each remote. A diverse cross-section of stakeholders gather to discuss this topic that remains remote in relation to other issues of health and medicine.
We explored the brain comprehensively. Through Instagram and Facebook, we took a visual look at the impact of food, games, movement and the arts on the brain as we answered the question, what makes your brain bloom? Through blog posts and twitter, we discussed a host of topics from degenerative brain disorders to vascular conditions to trauma and mood disorders. Here’s a roundup of the highlights from the week.
A young woman with highlighted two-strand twist puts on a pair of large sunglasses with dark lenses turns on some music and begins dancing enthusiastically to a song with a funky beat. She invites the small crowd of students who belong to a home schooling club to join her. The students are reluctant and the volunteer-for-the-day gets no response. Removing the shades and turning off the music having garnered the students’ attention, she begins. “How do we hear?”