Seminars & Events
Thursday, September 11, 2014: Dr. Bevil Conway (Wellesley College) will speak on his research in visual neuroscience and color at 4:30 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195.
Monday, October 27, 2014: Dr. Todd Gould (University of Maryland Baltimore) will speak on "Genes to behaviors to treatments in bipolar disorder" at 4:45 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195.Friday, December 5, 2014: Dr. Brian Mathur (University of Maryland Baltimore) will speak on "Braking bad: Aberrant inhibitory neurotransmission in addiction" at 3:00 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195.
The occurrence of concussions, especially in children, is currently at an all time high in the United States. The halting of developmental stages in the brain due to pediatric concussion may result in severe symptom manifestations later in life in the form of post-concussion syndrome (PCS). This study investigates the relationship between positive computed tomography (CT) findings and symptom manifestations in eight concussed children. Results indicate a correlation between anterograde amnesia and loss of consciousness, however, no other symptom manifestations showed significant correlation. A larger sample size could indicate a link between positive CT findings and symptom manifestations that would show the potential importance of neuropsychological testing, CT scans and/or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and subjective symptom reports. The combined use of these techniques may provide healthcare providers with the ability to accurately predict the length of time needed for an individual’s brain to fully recover in order to manage concussions adequately.