Traumatic Brain Injury Research

Traumatic brain injury research at Kessler Foundation explores potential treatments and interventions for deficits in cognition, mobility, and emotional processing.

  • A Virtual Reality Oculomotor Exercise for Restoring Functional Vision After Head Trauma

    The purpose of the study is to better understand the brain mechanisms of visual problems after a traumatic brain injury. The study will involve completing online surveys, paper-based assessments, and an MRI scan. Some participants will be selected for a virtual reality session.

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  • Impact of Virtual Reality and Aerobic Exercise on Cognition

    The purpose of this research is to test the effects of aerobic exercise paired with different virtual environments on several aspects of cognition in people with TBI.

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  • Feedback and Learning in Individuals with and without Clinical Depression and TBI

    The purpose of this research study is to examine the influence of 'feedback timing' (feedback about your performance is either presented immediately or after a delay) on learning and brain function in individuals with moderate to severe TBI with or without depression. 

     

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  • Feasibility of Long-Term, Objective, and Remote Monitoring of Physical Activity in Individuals with Acquired Brain Injury

    The purpose of this study is to assess the feasibility of using wearable physical activity monitors to remotely monitor physical activity in the community for individuals with acquired brain injury.

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  • Improving Walking Using Virtual Reality-based (VR) Treadmill Training in TBI

    The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of VR-based treadmill training on walking ability. Researchers are also examining changes in thinking ability and brain activity as a result of the VR-based treadmill training.

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  • MusicGlove: Targeted Non-invasive Brain Stimulation for Improving Hand Dexterity in TBI and Stroke

    Individuals with TBI or stroke may have muscle weakness which affects their hand dexterity (fine motor control of fingers and arm parts). In this study, investigators aim to study how brain stimulation can help improve hand dexterity in individuals with TBI or stroke. 

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  • Using Virtual Reality to Improve Job Reentry in Adults with TBI

    The purpose of this research is to investigate the effectiveness of virtual reality (VR) to improve job reentry skills in individuals with TBI. 

    This study is completely remote and does not require in-person visits.

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  • Understanding and Creating New Memories

    The purpose of this research study is to investigate how new information is strengthened in the memory of people with TBI or MS. Researchers want to understand what happens in the brain after a person learns new information. 

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  • Motor Learning and Sleep in TBI

    The purpose of this research is to learn how a 45 minute nap can help improve daily movement-related tasks in people who have had a traumatic brain injury.

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  • Comparison of Two Group Wellness Interventions in Partner Caregivers of Individuals with TBI

    The purpose of this research study is to compare the effect of two different types of group wellness interventions for partner caregivers of individuals with TBI. 

    This study is completely remote and does not require in-person visits. 

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  • Psychological and Emotional Well-being Intervention in TBI

    The purpose of this study is to compare two different programs aimed at improving well-being in people with moderate to severe TBI. 

    Participants have the option to complete all sessions in-person or via video conference. 

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  • Improving Postural Responses to Avoid Falls after TBI

    The purpose of this study is to assess a balance training program to see if it can be helpful in avoiding falls in people with TBI. 

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  • Examination of Physical and Cognitive Fatigue in TBI Using MRI

    The purpose of this research is to better understand brain and behavioral changes that occur during thinking and physical tasks in individuals with TBI.

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  • Improving Memory and Learning in TBI

    The purpose of this research study is to investigate the effectiveness of a memory enhancement technique in people with TBI. 

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  • Northern New Jersey TBI Model Systems

    The purpose of this study is to provide information which may help improve the treatment, care, and outcomes of people with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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