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Investigating relationships between altered neurophysiology and neuropsychological symptoms during recovery from mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)

thesis
posted on 09.09.2020, 23:51 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.

History

Principal supervisor

Kate Hoy

Year of Award

2020

Department, School or Centre

Psychological Sciences

Course

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

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