Imagine a future when every parent has the option to have their child’s brain activity mapped and recorded, so that if anything happens to them when they’re playing football, ice hockey (or just being a kid), their brain can be checked against its previous, healthy state.
Imagine a future when a doctor can actually see a concussion, and not just grade its severity, but accurately predict how it will affect function. A future when an injured brain can be re-mapped to track recovery and to say, with confidence, that it’s safe to return to play—or perhaps more importantly, that it isn’t.
Imagine a future where the diagnosis of difficulties like ADHD, or anxiety is not based on questionnaires and opinion, but on how the brain is actually seen to function. A future when medication is prescribed with the foreknowledge of how it will affect the brain, based on truly individualized medicine.
Imagine a future when the brain can be trained to improve its own function directly. To harness its own incredible plasticity to change itself and to reduce, or even eliminate, the need for medication.
That future is now.