Computer- and Suggestion-based Cognitive Rehabilitation following Acquired Brain Injury.

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Abstract

This thesis is an empirical investigation into two cost-effective treatment options for patients with acquired brain injury. Based on an experiment and a review, I argue that in general computer-based cognitive rehabilitation, as it is currently practiced, has virtually no effect on untrained tasks. That is, training does not cause cognitive transfer and thus does not constitute “brain training” or “brain exercise” of any clinical relevance.

A larger study found more promising results for a suggestion-based treatment in a hypnotic procedure. Patients improved to above population average in a matter of 4-8 hours, making this by far the most effective treatment compared to computer-based training, physical exercise, phamaceuticals, meditation, and attention process training.

The contrast between computer-based methods and the hypnotic suggestion treatment may be reflect a more general discrepancy between bottom-up and top-down processes although such a claim woukd require more empirical substantiation.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAalborg Universitetsforlag
Number of pages162
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-7112-290-9
Publication statusPublished - 2015
SeriesPh.d.-serien for Det Humanistiske Fakultet, Aalborg Universitet
ISSN2246-123X

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Brain Injuries
Rehabilitation
Suggestion
Exercise
Meditation
Brain
Health Care Costs
Therapeutics
Population

Bibliographical note

Morten Overgaard, Principal supervisor

Keywords

  • rehabilitation
  • brain injury
  • computer
  • hypnosis
  • transfer
  • cognition

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Lindeløv, J. K. (2015). Computer- and Suggestion-based Cognitive Rehabilitation following Acquired Brain Injury. Aalborg Universitetsforlag. Ph.d.-serien for Det Humanistiske Fakultet, Aalborg Universitet
Lindeløv, Jonas Kristoffer. / Computer- and Suggestion-based Cognitive Rehabilitation following Acquired Brain Injury. Aalborg Universitetsforlag, 2015. 162 p. (Ph.d.-serien for Det Humanistiske Fakultet, Aalborg Universitet).
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Aalborg Universitetsforlag, 2015. 162 p. (Ph.d.-serien for Det Humanistiske Fakultet, Aalborg Universitet).

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