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Traumatic brain injury victims may benefit from brain training

Brain training has been found to help adolescents who suffer from brain injuries. Specifically, the training can boost their cognitive performance. This new finding can give hope to those in West Virginia who suffer from a traumatic brain injury that affects their ability to remember information.

In a recently announced study, several adolescents from the ages of 12 to 20 years were examined. All of these individuals suffered a brain injury a minimum of six months before the study. As part of the study, the adolescents were tested regarding their ability to recall facts and abstract meanings.

The study revealed that those who got training in gist reasoning could abstract meanings and remember facts more effectively. This shows that such brain training can help brain injury victims to more successfully think about the big picture of a situation and recollect important details in everyday life. More targeted training could help these patients recover even more quickly in the future.

People who are injured can struggle both socially and academically. This is especially problematic for adolescents, which is a challenging stage of life. If a person has suffered a traumatic brain injury because another person was careless and ended up causing an accident, the injured party may decide to file a claim against the party deemed to have been negligent. If liability is proved in a way that a civil court in West Virginia finds satisfactory, financial restitution may be awarded to the victim. This restitution can help with any losses incurred as a result of the accident.

Source:, "Targeted Brain Training Improves Cognitive Performance of Youngsters with Traumatic Brain Injuries: Study", Vishakha Sonawane, June 11, 2014

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