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

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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

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