Sports, Memory and Decision Making: A Fuzzy-Trace Theory Approach
Despite growing concerns about traumatic brain injuries such as concussions, their full effects are still unknown. Researchers also don’t fully understand why many athletes underreport the severity of concussion symptoms. David Garavito is working with community partners to gather data that will help answer these questions and ultimately be used to create educational curricula for sports safety. His research also uses models and theory to examine the effects of concussions and the possible progression of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease linked to repeated concussions in athletes.
- Graduate student: David Garavito, human development
- Special committee chair: Valerie Reyna, Department of Human Development
College of Human Ecology
- Community partner: Ithaca Youth Bureau
In the News
OCTOBER 3, 2017
Simulation workshops teach youth about concussion risks
– College of Human Ecology Human Development website
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