On 22 February 2009 it was reported, “Pistorius had surgery Sunday and was in stable condition in the intensive care unit of a Johannesburg hospital where he was airlifted after Saturday night's accident.”
Pistorius suffered serious head injuries in that boat accident. The question everyone must ask is “...the obsession with firearms and associated paranoia – could this have been due to neurological damage in an accident?”
We need to revisit that accident and really think for ourselves. One can clearly see a pattern of changed behaviour after than accident.
What is known is that a brain injury disrupts neurological connections, which impairs normal brain function. Following injury, function impairment is dependant on where in the brain the damage occurs and how many areas are affected. Open head brain injury often damages a specific brain area, such as the location where an object penetrates brain tissue. Closed head brain injury damages several brain areas. Closed head brain injury swelling, or diffuse axonal injury, shear and destroy nerve fibers, leaving neurons unable to communicate to carry out functions.
Four primary regions are the brainstem, the cerebellum, the cerebrum, and the cerebral cortex. Each brain region is responsible for a variety of functions, and injury to any of these regions impairs specific functions.
Frontal Lobe of the brain (Possibly impacted during the boat accident)
The frontal lobe is the largest of the four lobes. The frontal lobe is responsible for many different functions involving conscious thought, voluntary movement, and personality. The frontal lobe also facilitates word choice, organization, and behavior. Frontal lobe damage can dramatically change personality and behavior, and impair judgment, attention span and organization.
I am just asking. So should you!
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.