Memory deficits found in veterans exposed to close proximity blasts

BY Jillian Fernandes  • March 9, 2018 • 6:00 a.m.

A recent study by the Boston VA Healthcare System suggests that veterans who experienced a blast from a close distance perform worse on memory and recall tests.

The veterans tested were split into two groups based on their proximity to a blast. On average, the close-proximity group subjects performed worse on neuropsychological assessments than those of the farther-proximity group.