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Sarah Raskin

Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Trinity College
Chapter Member: Connecticut SSN
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About Sarah

Raskin's scholarly interests focus on investigating techniques to improve cognitive functioning after injury to the brain or neurologic illness. Overarching themes include applying knowledge from studies of basic neuroscience to rehabilitation models and the interaction of social determinants and brain injury recovery. Raskin's work is guided by a community panel of people with brain injury. She has published numerous articles and three books including Neuroplasticity and Rehabilitation. Raskin is the President of the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Alliance of CT, serves on the Board of Connecticut Against Gun Violence, and the West Hartford Human Rights Commission.

In the News

Opinion: "We Need a Law To Enforce Later School Start Times. Here’s Why.," Sarah Raskin (with Janée Woods Weber and Maria D. LaRusso), Hartford Courant, February 26, 2020.
Guest on NeuronUP Academy, April 25, 2019.
Guest on Academic Minute, March 13, 2019.
Interviewed in "The Healing Power of Music," Connecticut Public Radio, January 29, 2014.
Interviewed in "Effects of Drinking Patterns on Prospective Memory," APA Journals Dialogue Episode 22, 2017.
Interviewed in "Research on Memory," Trinity's Summer Science Program, 2014.

Publications

"Identifying Prospective Memory Deficits in Multiple Sclerosis: Preliminary Evaluation of the Criterion and Ecological Validity of a Single Item Version of the Memory for Intentions Test (MIST)" (with Elizabeth S Gromisch, Aaron P Turner, Lindsay O Neto, and Jodie K Haselkorn). The Clinical Neuropsychologist (2022).

Identifies prospective memory deficits in multiple sclerosis: Preliminary evaluation of the criterion and ecological validity of a single item version of the memory for intentions test (MIST). Mentions that deficits in prospective memory can lead to problems like not remembering to attend doctor's appointments. 

"Mild Traumatic Brain Injury" (with David W. Lovejoy, Michael C. Stevens, Marta Zamroziewicz, and Howard J. Oakes), in Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury: Current Research and Future Directions (Oxford University Press, 2022), 370-412.

Reviews of what is known about mild traumatic brain injury, also known as concussions.

Prospective Memory in Clinical Populations (Routledge, 2020).

Involves remembering to complete a previously formed intention. Discusses successful prospective memory performance is important in daily life tasks such as taking medications or paying bills and has been related to compliance with treatment.

Neuroplasticity and Rehabilitation (Guilford Press, 2011).

Explores ways in which brain-injured individuals may be helped to compensate for their loss of cognitive abilities and possibly restore those abilities.