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Title: Research on the Effects of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) on Attention Function

PI: Jamshid Ghajar, MD, PhD

Institution: Weill Cornell Medical College

IRB#:1004011013

IRB Expiration Date: 06/27/2012

Study Description: The purpose of this study is to examine how traumatic brain injury affects the attention networks in the brain. Many people who suffer traumatic brain injury experience intellectual and behavioral changes. In this study, we will examine how TBI affects the dynamics of attention with the goal of developing more accurate and efficient diagnostic methods.

Involvement: MRI scan, Eye-Tracking, Paper-and computer- based Cognitive tasks, Interview, Questionnaires

Age: 18-74

Eligibility: Individuals with and without a history of brain injury.

Commitment: Up to 3 visits within one year.

Contact: Alison Schoenberger or Tim Morley at 212-772-0608 or aschonberger@braintrauma.org ; tmorley@braintrauma.org

Sponsor(s): James S. McDonnell Foundation