With the discovery of a neurodegenerative disease in a number of athletes who have recently died, doctors see sports-related brain trauma as a growing health crisis. The condition, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, is caused by repetitive trauma to the brain.
Professor George Spilich, a cognitive neuroscientist who specializes in neurodamage and cognitive function, has been working with departmental colleagues and students at Washington College to better understand the cumulative effects of concussion.
- B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1974
- M.A., University of Texas at El Paso, 1978
- Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1980
- neurodamage and cognition
- sex differences in cortical processes
- EEG, cognitive hemodynamics and eyegaze
- general psychology
- cognitive neuroscience and cognitive psychology
- human sexuality
- drugs and behavior
- neuroscience research methods
Clinical Research Professor, Departments of Neurology and Nuclear Medicine, University of Zagreb Hospitals, Zagreb, Croatia (1989-90)