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Monthly Webinars

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) hosts monthly webinars to provide information and facilitate discussion on a variety of topics related to psychological health and traumatic brain injury. The webinars are open to the public, and many provide continuing education. Past DCoE webinars can be viewed on the DCoE YouTube channel.

Detrimental Effects of Blue Light from Electronics on Sleep

Dec. 3, 2015; 1-2:30 p.m. (ET)

Light isn’t just for vision. In addition to enabling us to see, light is the major synchronizer of our bodies’ circadian rhythms to the local time on earth. Light can also induce an acute alerting effect on people. Lighting characteristics affecting vision are different than those affecting our biological rhythms and our acute alertness. Different types and levels of light can affect a person's ability to see clearly, identify people and objects, and drive safely.

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center “Head to Head” Study:
A Psychometric Comparison of Brief Computerized Neuropsychological Assessment Batteries

Dec. 10, 2015; 1-2:30 p.m. (ET)

With more than 300,000 service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI) since 2000, a need for fast and easy assessment of cognitive functioning has arisen. Numerous computerized neurocognitive assessment tools (NCATs) have emerged from this need. Companies creating these tests often tout them as suitable alternatives to traditional pencil and paper tests. However, emerging research suggests this may not be true, and the issue is not as straightforward as once believed.


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