Thomas Parsons Presents at Arizona Psychology Training Consortium in Pheonix

September 16, 2011 | Phoenix, AZ

Speaker: Thomas Parsons, ICT
Host: Arizona Psychology Training Consortium

At the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies, we have developed an adaptive virtual environment for assessment and rehabilitation of neurocognitive and affective functioning. This project brings together a team of researchers to incorporate cutting edge neuropsychological and psychophysiological assessment into state of the art interactive/adaptive virtual Iraqi/Afghani scenarios (City, Checkpoint, HMMWV). Two primary goals define these virtual and adaptive environments: 1) a Virtual Reality Cognitive Performance Assessment Test (VRCPAT 1.0) that includes a normative database drawn from a battery of neuropsychological and psychophysiological measures for diagnostic assessment and treatment of Soldiers with affective disorders, brain injury, or neurocognitive deficits; and 2) a Virtual Reality for Cognitive Performance and Adaptive Treatment (VRCPAT 2.0) that develops an adaptive environment, in which data gleaned from the assessment module (VRCPAT 1.0) will be used for refined analysis, management, and rehabilitation of Soldiers who have suffered blast injuries (varying levels of traumatic brain injury).