Mental Exercise as Important as Physical Exercise

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Do Your Early Performance Wins Breed Overconfidence?

Being too sure of oneself can be a problem, and research reveals a pattern in how it develops. In an experiment that involved making medical diagnoses, subjects with no experience started out under-confident, but after just a few early successes they perceived themselves as more expert than they actually were – a phenomenon the researchers… Read More

What Physiological Factors Influence Cognitive Performance in Military Personnel?

Research Paper Title Physiological Factors Which Influence Cognitive Performance in Military Personnel. Background Maintenance of cognitive and task performance is important under several scenarios, none more so than in a military context. Personnel are prepared for and trained to tolerate many of the stressors they encounter; however, consideration of stressors typically extends only as far… Read More

Can We Predict treatment Response to Cognitive Rehabilitation in Military Personnel with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

Research Paper Title Predicting treatment response to cognitive rehabilitation in military service members with mild traumatic brain injury. Background Determine factors that affect responsiveness to cognitive rehabilitation (CR) interventions in service members (SMs) who sustained mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Methods 126 SMs with a history of mTBI 3 to 24 months postinjury participated in… Read More

Does Pre-deployment Lower Cognitive Ability Predict Post-Deployment PTSD?

Research Paper Title Cognitive ability and risk of post-traumatic stress disorder after military deployment: an observational cohort study. Background Studies of the association between pre-deployment cognitive ability and post-deployment post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have shown mixed results. The aim of the research was to study the influence of pre-deployment cognitive ability on PTSD symptoms 6-8… Read More

How Does Sleep Restriction & Cognitive Load affect Performance on a Simulated Marksmanship Task?

Research Paper Title Sleep restriction and cognitive load affect performance on a simulated marksmanship task. Background Sleep restriction degrades cognitive and motor performance, which can adversely impact job performance and increase the risk of accidents. Military personnel are prone to operating under sleep restriction, and previous work suggests that military marksmanship may be negatively affected… Read More

Do PTSD Symptoms, TBI, & Neurocognitive Decrements Contribute to Sustained Emotional Neurocognitive Symptoms over Time?

Research Paper Title Longitudinal Associations among Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Neurocognitive Functioning in Army Soldiers Deployed to the Iraq War. Background Military deployment is associated with increased risk of adverse emotional and cognitive outcomes. Longitudinal associations involving posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), relatively mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), and neurocognitive compromise are… Read More