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ARE YOU A VIDEO GAMER WITH A BRAIN INJURY? WANT TO BOOST YOUR ATTENTION SPAN?

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 15:57

The University of Melbourne wants to find out whether playing video games can boost the just try! viagra canada no prescription attention span of people with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). New research suggests video gamers beat non-gamers in their visual attention to objects and wow it's great their visual attention in both time and space, abilities often damaged after brain injury. The researchers want people with a TBI with a history of loss or alteration of consciousness lasting longer than 30 minutes. They will then record patients eye movements in baseline testing sessions completed daily over 5 consecutive days, before the video game training starts. Participants will then get 10 hours video game training over 2 weeks, and be tested both midway and at the end of the training, as well as one month afterwards.

The University of Melbourne will pay participants $10 per game training session as well as reimburse travel costs (public transportation or parking fees). Participants need to be able to get to the University of Melbourne.

If you’re interested in participating, an information sheet about the study will be sent to you. Please contact Elham Azizi on (0450) 929 715 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

   

Research Excellence in Brain Recovery - Grants

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 08:39

Moving Ahead Centre for Research Excellence in Brain Recovery is  currently offering two seed grants worth $2000. The aim of newsletter buy super cialis these  grants is to provide some additional assistance to two outstanding  individuals who are currently undertaking, or are about to embark on, promising research that is consistent with the overall goals of Moving Ahead.

The grants are open to postgraduate students in a CRE-related discipline such as psychology, neuropsychology, occupational therapy, or speech pathology. Each applicant will be assessed on the basis of project merit, the project's consistency with the overall goals of Moving Ahead, and the cheapest cialis prices medicines project's ability to progress our knowledge or understanding of psychosocial issues in TBI.  Consideration will be given to academic merit, research experience and previous research success.

Closing date is Monday 31^st August 2015.

Further information regarding the grants can be found on the Centre's website.

   

2015-16 Neurodisability Assist Trust Grant Program

Monday, 20 July 2015 10:18

The Neurodisability Assist Trust Grant Program is financed from a Private Ancillary Fund that has been established for the purpose of providing an opportunity for young people at an early career stage to explore the possibility of a career contributing to assisting those living with any form of neurodisability.   

To find out more, download the flyer. [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 121.99 KB]

 

   

INTERNATIONAL ICE HOCKEY TOURNAMENT RAISES CONCUSSION AWARENESS AND FUNDS FOR BRAIN INJURY AUSTRALIA

Friday, 26 June 2015 14:02

INTERNATIONAL ICE HOCKEY TOURNAMENT RAISES CONCUSSION AWARENESS AND FUNDS FOR BRAIN INJURY AUSTRALIA
Brain Injury Australia was honoured to be the local charity partner for the recent 2015 Ice Hockey Classic – between Canada and the United States - and www.stopconcussions.com. Pictured, above, are Eddie Ashford – who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury the result of a dirt bike accident - his mother, Melissa, with Zenon Konopka and Brent Burns – captains of the US and Canadian teams – Kerry Goulet, of  www.stopconcussions.com and Nick Rushworth, Executive Officer of Brain Injury Australia, at June 13th’s game in Brisbane. Goulet, along with co-founder of www.stopconcussions.com, former professional ice hockey player Keith Primeau, participated in a Concussion in Sport Forum held at Sydney’s Royal Rehab on June 9th. Find out more about the Forum here. Listen to Goulet’s interview with Sydney radio station 2GB’s Chris Smith, here. Listen to Goulet, Primeau and Rushworth on ABC Radio’s The World Today, here .

   

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Forum

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 08:36

Last Tuesday 28th April Brain Injury Australia, in association with Royal Rehab, held a forum tomorrow on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for people with an ABI, featuring a presentation by, and an extended question and what is cialis link for you answer session with, the CEO of the Agency responsible for the NDIS, David Bowen.

Over 100 attendees from New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South and Western Australia, including representatives from the NSW Lifetime Care and Support Authority, Victoria’s Transport Accident Commission and the universities of Sydney, La Trobe, Flinders, and Macquarie got a rare opportunity to raise questions about the design and implementation of the NDIS for the over 700,000 Australians with a brain injury.

Here is Dr. Mukesh Haikerwal’s – a Director of Brain Injury Australia – welcome to the the best place Forum. [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 166.81 KB]

   

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