Exposure to Hypobaric-Hypoxia & Its Effect on Cognition Functioning

Research Paper Title The objective assessment of the effects on cognition functioning among military personnel exposed to hypobaric-hypoxia: A pilot fMRI study. Background To identify regions of the brain affected during cognitive working memory during tasks to assess attention, planning and decision making among military aviation personnel who have chronic intermittent exposure to high altitude… Read More

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Do Military Personnel with PTSD have Cognitive Biases Compared to those without PTSD?

Research Paper Title Cognitive biases in military personnel with and without PTSD: a systematic review. Background Some cognitive biases, such as excessive attention to threat, are associated with PTSD. However, they may be adaptive for military personnel; attending to threat may improve safety for deployed personnel. Therefore, the aim of this study was to discover… Read More

Do Cognitive Impairments Associated with TBI Influence Performance requiring Working Memory & Basic Neural Processing?

Research Paper Title The Effect of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) on Cognitive Performance in a Sample of Active Duty U.S. Military Service Members. Background Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered a signature injury from the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since the year 2000, over 370,000 U.S. active duty service members have been diagnosed with… Read More

What is the Impact of Environmental Stress on Cognitive Performance in Military Personnel?

Research Paper Title The Impact of Environmental Stress on Cognitive Performance: A Systematic Review. Background In this review, the researchers detail the impact of environmental stress on cognitive and military task performance and highlight any individual characteristics or interventions which may mitigate any negative effect. Military personnel are often deployed in regions markedly different from… Read More

How eSports & Gaming might Improve your Cognitive Abilities – Even in Military a Environment

eSports and gaming in general do not, at first glance, seem to have too much in common with the military – unless you take into account first person shooters (FPS) games where you communicate as a team and use different weaponry to achieve the objective(s) of the game. However, there are surprising effects that playing… Read More

Linking Exercise Performance & Cognitive Performance

A study by German scientists, published in the Scientific Reports Journal, suggests that physical fitness is associated with changes in the brain’s white matter which can lead to improved memory and better problem solving, as well as improved structural changes in the brain. The results also demonstrated that a drop in exercise causes reduced cognitive… Read More