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Cognitive-motor integration deficits in young adult athletes following concussion

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, October 2015
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Title
Cognitive-motor integration deficits in young adult athletes following concussion
Published in
BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, October 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13102-015-0019-4
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Authors

Jeffrey A. Brown, Marc Dalecki, Cindy Hughes, Alison K. Macpherson, Lauren E. Sergio

Abstract

The ability to perform visually-guided motor tasks requires the transformation of visual information into programmed motor outputs. When the guiding visual information does not align spatially with the motor output, the brain processes rules to integrate the information for an appropriate motor response. Here, we look at how performance on such tasks is affected in young adult athletes with concussion history. Participants displaced a cursor from a central to peripheral targets on a vertical display by sliding their finger along a touch sensitive screen in one of two spatial planes. The addition of a memory component, along with variations in cursor feedback increased task complexity across conditions. Significant main effects between participants with concussion history and healthy controls without concussion history were observed in timing and accuracy measures. Importantly, the deficits were distinctly more pronounced for participants with concussion history compared to healthy controls, especially when the brain had to control movements having two levels of decoupling between vision and action. A discriminant analysis correctly classified athletes with a history of concussion based on task performance with an accuracy of 94 %, despite the majority of these athletes being rated asymptomatic by current standards. These findings correspond to our previous work with adults at risk of developing dementia, and support the use of cognitive motor integration as an enhanced assessment tool for those who may have mild brain dysfunction. Such a task may provide a more sensitive metric of performance relevant to daily function than what is currently in use, to assist in return to play/work/learn decisions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 98 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 21 21%
Student > Master 21 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 12%
Researcher 10 10%
Other 8 8%
Other 19 19%
Unknown 10 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 23 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 15%
Sports and Recreations 12 12%
Neuroscience 9 9%
Engineering 7 7%
Other 20 20%
Unknown 15 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 December 2015.
All research outputs
#3,898,249
of 14,972,971 outputs
Outputs from BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
#96
of 215 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#73,447
of 284,752 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
#16
of 24 outputs
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