Clinical XR is the application of extended reality (XR) technologies like VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality), and MR (mixed reality) to healthcare. In the CNS Lab, we are interested in Clinical XR applications for neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation.
The CNS Lab actively utilizes Clinical XR technologies (oculus; virtuix omni; kinect; leap; simulations; brain-computer interfaces; etc) and data analytic strategies (neuroinformatics) to develop, validate, and implement science-centric virtual worlds and serious games.
Select Clinical XR Review Articles:
·Parsons, T.D., Gaggioli, A., & Riva, G. (2020). Extended Reality for the Clinical, Affective, and Social Neurosciences. Brain Sciences, 10, 1-22. [IF = 3.332] (PDF)
·Parsons, T.D., & Duffield, T. (2020). Paradigm Shift towards Digital Neuropsychology and High–Dimensional Neuropsychological Assessment: Review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22, 1-14. [IF = 5.03] (PDF)
·Parsons, T.D., McMahan, T., & Kane, R. (2018). Practice Parameters Facilitating Adoption of Advanced Technologies for Enhancing Neuropsychological Assessment Paradigms. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 32, 16-41. [IF = 2.232] (PDF)
·Parsons, T.D. (2015). Virtual Reality for Enhanced Ecological Validity and Experimental Control in the Clinical, Affective, and Social Neurosciences. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 1-19. [IF = 2.673] (PDF)
Clinical XR Groups: Academic (Neuro)psychology & Rehab (email to add a lab)
Clinical XR Simulations in the CNS Lab:
- Virtual Environments/Worlds (no programming) for Psychologists (Free download) NeuroVR; Second Life; VREX
- Virtual Environment Platform Tools Unity, Unreal Engine, Amazon Lumberyard; CryEngine, VRPN; OpenVR; NeuroSim Interface; OpenDS (Driving Sim)
- Data Analytics: EEGLAB; FMRLAB; MATLAB; Pupil Labs
- Modeling: NeuroML; neuroConstruct; Growing artificial neural connectivity
- Collaborative Knowledge Bases: Cognitive Atlas; OpenfMRI; Phenowiki; Neuropsychnorms
- Neuroinformatics for Neuropsychology: Computational neuropsychology efforts that aim to develop, validate, and implement computer hardware and software for capturing, modeling, and simulating neuropsychological data in digital format (Click Here).
- Brain Computer Interfaces: Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs; click here) allow for communication between a user's brain and a given simulation (e.g., virtual worlds; adaptive virtual environments; video games).
- Serious Games for Neuropsychological Assessment/Rehabilitation (Training): (click here)
- Computer Automated Neuropsychological Tests (Return-to-Play & Return-to-Duty): (click here)
- Neuropsychological Assessment of Visuospatial Processing: (click here)
- Internet-Based Assessment of Personality and Relational Matching
Appled Research Areas:
- Clinical XR research in Dr. Parsons's Computational Neuropsychology and Simulation (CNS) Lab includes: 1) Neurodegenerative disorders (Mild Cognitive Impairment/Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson's, Frontotemporal Degeneration/Primary Progressive Aphasia, Lewy body dementias, HIV Disease; 2) Neurodevelopmental disorders impacting frontostriatal functioning (ADHD; Autism); and 3) Polytrauma Clinical Triad (sequelae of mild traumatic brain injury; pain; PTSD).
- Lifespan Neurodevelopment
- Polytrauma Clinical Triad (TBI; Pain; PTSD)
- Cognition and Affect in NeuroAIDS
- Brain Stimulation