Thanks to all those who tuned in yesterday onto Nerve radio to listen to Postgraduate researcher Owen O’Neil. Owen went onto the Nerve news discussion show which airs between 11-12. Owen’s 10 minute research feature explored how the use of game consoles such as Nintendo Wii and Xbox can help rehabilitate people who have arm disability after strokes.
“A lot of people who have had a stroke cannot get the access to rehabilitation devices due to prices which can costs thousands of pounds” Owen said, “We are trying to find ways in which people can regain function in their arms and hands using devices they can go out and buy in a shop, like a Nintendo Wii or a Xbox.”
The talk went on to discuss how the brain can heal itself through prompting it by giving them something fun like a video game, which produced significant effects.
“20 -30 years ago our understanding of the brain was limited, these people that had serious brain damage were often not offered the help that they have today, we are now at the stage where we can offer help and understanding through therapy and try and rehabilitate people through new and exciting ways”.
If you was not lucky enough to have tuned in to Nerve to listen to Owen O’Neil and his study, not to worry, you can listen to it by clicking here and skipping to 10 minutes.
After the success of Decembers Nerve radio research feature which featured Tom Cousins who talked about some of his fascinating research into Marine Archaeology.Today at 11:00-12:00 for a second time, there will be a Nerve Radio research feature on the nerve news discussion show for around 10 minutes that will explore a postgraduates study and give students an insight into the benefits of being a postgraduate researcher. Owen O’Neil’s study focuses on how we can use video games (Wii/Xbox) to help rehabilitate people who have arm disability after strokes. I don’t want to spoil it by telling more, so if this sounds like something you or your stuidents would enjoy listening in to, the please click here and this will take you to the Nerve Radio listen in page.
On the 26th November, Nerve Radio hosted a new research feature on their news discussion show to open student’s eyes to some of the fantastic work that goes on behind the lecture halls and seminar rooms.
This was a fascinating half hour where researcher Tom Cousins talked about some his current projects. Maritime Archaeology was the topic of discussion on the 26th and Tom gave a very interesting overview of his day-to-day activities on this truly fascinating subject area that I’m sure had a lot of students envying those studying on the maritime archaeology course.
Some of the discussion focused on dives that he and a team participated in looking for artifacts and tanks of WW1 and WW2 wrecks. The main project was the Swash Channel Wreck, which Tom was involved in as a student back in ‘07-’09.
Another major project discussed on the Nerve Radio research feature is a study of the Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary which was used as the maritime equivalent of the Big Dig. This involved intertidal surveys and excavations, and this summer Tom excavated a World War 2 Motor Torpedo Boat.
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After this successful Nerve Radio research feature, we can expect more to come in the New Year, so if you are planning on listening in next time, email firstname.lastname@example.org and I can keep you up to date with the dates and type of researcher that will be featuring on Nerve.