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Brain rewires itself after injury ‘on the edge of what’s compatible with life’

Daniel Carr brain scan
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For 13 years, Daniel Carr had no idea he was missing part of his brain.

One of the first clues occurred on the baseball field. The coach of his seventh-grade boys’ competitive team in suburban St. Louis noticed Daniel’s unusual, albeit effective, fielding tactic in the outfield. Daniel wore his glove on his right hand. But if the ball headed toward him, he would take off his glove, catch the ball with both hands, throw the ball with his left hand and then put the glove back on his right hand.

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