Mild traumatic brain injury induces prolonged visual processing deficits in children

Odile Brosseau-Lachaine,  Isabelle Gagnon, Robert Forget, Jocelyn Faubert.

This article compares the sensitivity to simple and complex visual stimuli of children who have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) to that of matched non-injured children and to determine the evolution of visuo-perceptual performance over time.

It shows that injured children present selective processing deficits for higher-order information and that this deficit persists over relatively long periods. This should be taken into account for physical activities.

Brain Injury, 22(9), 08/2008, 657-668.

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