2019 Student Research Conference:
32nd Annual Student Research Conference

The Changes in Personality, Sensation, and Mood in Survivors Recovering From Brain Damage

Josie L. Emery
Dr. Brett A. Berke and Dr. Bridget Thomas, Faculty Mentors

In the United States an estimated 3,375,000 people suffer from brain damage every year. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), strokes, and brain tumors all cause neuronal cell death and similar disruptions in brain activity after the injury. Although these injuries can vary greatly based on their cause, the region of the brain impacted, and the severity, they share a lot of similar symptoms. In this study an interview or a survey was used to determine the diverse changes that 10 survivors of TBI, stroke, brain tumors, and seizure disorders experienced after their injury, and the most effective forms of treatment, therapy, and mind set they used. This study aims to improve the information given to survivors of brain damage by studying a wider array of symptoms and the most useful tools for recovery.

Keywords: Neurobiology, Psychology, Interdisciplinary Studies

Topic(s):Interdisciplinary Studies

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 301-3
Location: BH 102
Time: 2:00

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