A four-choice reaction time test was carried out on 45 minor head injury cases, 24 hours after the injury and 6 weeks later. Twenty-eight subjects were re-tested after a six month interval. Reaction time measures were also obtained in a matched, general practice control group. The concussion cases displayed significantly poorer performances than the matched controls in four measures, at day 0 and at 6 weeks. The patients also showed serial improvement in these measures up to six months after the injury, when their scores excelled those of the matched controls.
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