Brain connectivity disruptions may explain cognitive deficits in people with brain injury

Cognitive impairment following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is common, often adversely affecting quality of life for those 1.7 million Americans who experience a TBI each year. Researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas have identified complex brain connectivity patterns in individuals with chronic phases of traumatic brain injury which may explain long term higher order cognitive function deficits.


Photo: Researchers review MRI scans; Copyright: Center for BrainHealth, Randy Anderson

Drs. Dan Krawczyk and Kihwan Han analyzed MRI scans of 40 TBI individuals with those of 17 healthy individuals matched for gender, age and years of education; © Center for BrainHealth, Randy Anderson