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Joel Bish

Committee Member

Joel Bish

Committee Member

Jennifer Stevenson

Committee Member

Beth Ward

Department Chair

Kneia DaCosta

Project Description

In recent years, there has been an upswing in the number of concussion diagnoses per year in the United States, particularly in young athletes. Accompanying this recent trend is an increased amount of research on concussions and their long-term impacts. Many efforts have been geared toward educating individuals on the dangers of concussions, as well as creating preventative measures to lessen the amount of cases in the future. The current study assessed data gathered from a sample of 51 participants, including results from various neuropsychological batteries, as well as self-report surveys and participants’ EEG readings. The results from this study demonstrated that previously concussed participants showed significantly different result patterns on these tests than did non-concussed participants. Specifically, participants who have suffered a concussion exhibited deficits in executive control and impulse control, as evidenced by their performances on the tasks included in this study, similar to deficits exhibited by individuals with ADD/ADHD.


The data presented in this document was generated in Dr. Joel Bish’s lab at Ursinus College, 2016-2017.