College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychology

Traumatic Brain Injury Laboratory

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe

Contact Information:
Email: schmitter-e@wsu.edu
Office: Johnson Tower 312
Phone: (509) 335-0170

 

Website:

Lab website

Summary:

Difficulties with memory, attention and complex problem-solving are common cognitive problems that can occur after someone experiences a traumatic brain injury (TBI). By bridging basic science research with rehabilitation techniques, our work is designed to help persons with TBI overcome cognitive difficulties. Participants in our studies complete standardized neuropsychological tests and cognitive experimental tasks that assess many different types of cognitive abilities. In conjunction with St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute in Spokane, we are currently investigating the recovery process of several important cognitive abilities (e.g., time perception, prospective memory, focused and divided attention, and metamemorial abilities) following a TBI.

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