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Investigating relationships between altered neurophysiology and neuropsychological symptoms during recovery from mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)
thesisposted on 2020-09-09, 23:51 authored by HANNAH LOUISE COYLE
Dr Coyle used cutting-edge brain stimulation techniques to investigate how the brain responds and recovers following mild traumatic brain injury. She showed that although mood, post-concussion and cognitive symptoms improve over time, brain activity changes and increased fatigue are still present 6 months post-injury. These findings suggest that even when symptoms have resolved, the injured brain is working harder to maintain efficient function, which may be linked to fatigue. Her work highlights the multi-factorial nature of recovery and has helped to identify potential treatment targets for development of new interventions following injury.