The Center for Sport Concussion Research and Service

Who we are

The Center for Sport Concussion Research and Service is currently home to one of the leading facilities focused on Traumatic Brain Injuries in athletics.

"Ahead of the Game" Article: http://stream.it.psu.edu/feature/v1/i1

"PSU Virtual Reality Concussion Lab" News Broadcast: http://wearecentralpa.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=433632

What we do

The Virtual Reality (VR) facility is designed to examine residual cognitive and motor abnormalities in patients suffering from concussion.

Virtual reality is incorporated with brain imaging research (fMRI, DTI, MRS, EEG) to examine the alteration of brain functions/structures in concussed individuals.

The multidisciplinary research and service are focused on both collegiate athletics and pediatric populations.

The research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), RO1: "Identification of Athletes at Risk for Traumatic Brain Injuries."

Link to article about NIH funded research: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/news_and_events/news_articles/rsfMRI_athlete_concussion.htm

The research funded by NFL Medical Charity Grant:
"Differential Recovery from Mild TBI in Children versus Young Adult Athletes."

Link to article about NFL Grant: http://live.psu.edu/story/60295#nw63

testing in the lab

Director

Dr. Semyon Slobounov, Ph.D.

Principle investigator

Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli, M.D.

Scientific consultant

Dr. Mark Hallett, M.D.