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[Poster] Gender Differences in Neuropsychological Functioning Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Implications for Assessment and Rehabilitation.

Women generally experience higher incidence of concussions, different and more severe postconcussive symptoms (PCS), and slower recovery. Nonetheless, the literature does not unanimously support sex-related differences in neuropsychological (NP) deficits, arguably due to a lack of consistency in objective NP measures used. The present study aims to elucidate gender differences in NP functioning, using an evidence-based test battery incorporating measures recommended by the Federal Interagency TBI Outcomes Common Data Elements (CDE) Work Group.

Source: Gender Differences in Neuropsychological Functioning Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Implications for Assessment and Rehabilitation – Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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[REVIEW] Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: From Basic Research on Psychological Processes to Rehabilitation – Full Text PDF

Abstract

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is an “old/new” noninvasive brain modulation technique that has gained increasing popularity and relevance in psychology and neuroscience. The contemporary tDCS procedure is effective and painless. It was shown to modulate motor performance and several sensory and cognitive functions. It can be used to study cortical organization and clarify brain-behavior relationships.

Using tDCS for rehabilitation is a promising strategy, and numerous publications suggest that it can be used alone or combined to augment the outcomes of behavioral training and pharmacological interventions. Compared with other brain modulation techniques, it has the advantage of being noninvasive and safe, with easy and effective placebo controls. Its efficacy, low cost, and ease of use make tDCS a very convenient tool for researchers in developing countries.

This review introduces tDCS to a new audience and seeks to inspire future investigations in the field. We highlight work that illustrates the main concepts and applications of tDCS as a basic research and rehabilitation tool.

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