Journal article

Using magnetic resonance imaging to predict new learning outcome at 5 years after childhood traumatic brain injury

Cathy Catroppa, Vicki Anderson, Michael Ditchfield, Lee Coleman

JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2008

Abstract

Memory and learning entail the recruitment of a number of neural areas, including the medial temporal lobes, temporal association areas, and prefrontal cortices. This study examined the effects of injury severity on long-term memory function in 55 children who sustained traumatic brain injury 5 years earlier and compared this with 17 healthy controls. It also investigated cortical damage and diffuse axonal injury and their association to memory and learning outcomes 5 years after traumatic brain injury. Children were administered memory tests of increasing complexity. Results indicated that injury severity affected aspects of complex memory, with no significant influence on working memory; t..

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