Adaptive Cognitive Rehabilitation

  • Inge Linda Wilms
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 536)


Since the emergence of computers, it has been recognized that they might play a role in brain rehabilitation efforts. However, the complexity of cognitive skills combined with the challenges of translating into software the skilled, therapeutic activities relating to rehabilitation of brain injury have prevented real breakthroughs in the area of relearning and retraining of cognitive abilities. The real potential of advanced technology has so far not been unleashed in current implementations of training resulting in lack of long-term efficacy and generalization of training. This paper will attempt to provide an overview of some the challenges facing anyone entering the exiting field of training for cognitive recovery and propose a way forward for future cognitive rehabilitation using advanced computer technology.


Cognitive rehabilitation Adaptive training Artificial intelligence Experience-based plasticity Computer-based training 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Brain Rehabilitation using Advanced Technology Laboratory (BRATLab), Department of PsychologyUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagen KDenmark
  2. 2.Center for Rehabilitation of Brain InjuryCopenhagen SDenmark

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