Research Study

The Effect of Moving Backgrounds and Working Memory on Smooth Pursuit Eye Movements in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Principal Investigator 
Jason Barton


Body Locations and Systems 
Study Start/End 
Jun 4, 2018 to Aug 30, 2019
Vancouver General Hospital
Jacob Stubbs, Research Assistant
Email Address
Purpose of Study 

The purpose of the study is to analyze the effect of moving backgrounds and additional working memory load on smooth pursuit eye movements in individuals with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).

recruitment poster


Individuals may participate if they:

  • have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury within the past two years and are still experiencing symptoms
  • are between 18 and 50 years of age
  • have normal or corrected-to-normal visual acuity

Healthy volunteers between the age of 18 and 50 with normal or corrected-to-normal visual acuity may also participate.


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