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The Impact of Diffuse Mild Brain Injury on Clinical Outcomes in Children

There has been a lack of methodologically sound neuroimaging studies that have examined the diagnostic utility and predictive validity of more research-based neuroimaging techniques, such as fMRI and DTI, in traumatic brain injuries. This study aims to investigate the neuronal and behavioral correlates of attentional orienting and selective attention in a population of TBI patients post injury to determine if either aspect of attention is more affected by neuronal insult. With the use of fMRI, the project will investigate two aspects of attentional functioning (orienting and selective attention) in a well-characterized (neuropsychiatric testing) sample of patients with TBI during both the acute and recovery stages of injury. 

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