MS Study May Benefit Traumatic Brain Injury Patients

The Kessler Foundation has been awarded a $40,000 grant to study remediation of emotional processing deficits in MS patients that may benefit injury victims who have sustained a traumatic brain injury.

The study is being headed by the assistant director of Traumatic Brain Injury Research at the Kessler Foundation.

The research will be one of the first studies to focus on emotional processing deficits in these patients. The study will also look at cognitive processing and quality of life issues as well.

When someone suffers from MS, a neurological disorder, the part of the brain that processes emotions does not function properly. So, an MS patient does not always pick up on emotional cues from facial expressions or a slight tone of voice. The same issues are often seen in injury victims who sustain a traumatic brain injury. 

The scientists who will be performing the research and study are experts in cognitive rehabilitation research in MS and Traumatic brain injury. 

If you would like to read more about the study, the Kessler Foundation, of the scientists involved please click here.

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