A project investigating the relationship between neuronal integrity, neuropsychological functioning and neuroimaging in children who have sustained a traumatic brain injury is underway. At this time, a preliminary analysis of 15 children with severe traumatic head injuries will be presented. Comparisons will be made between selected measures from CANTAB, a computerised neuropsychological testing battery and conventional measures of intellectual abilities and memory skills. The relationship between cognitive functioning and measures of the surface area of the corpus callosum will also be examined. Finally, the potential utility of the relatively new neuroimaging technique, Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (1HMRS) will be investigated through comparison with outcome measures and cognitive functioning.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Australian Journal of Psychology|
|Issue number||Supplement 1|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2001|