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Taylor is a PhD student at the University of Victoria, studying the neurocognitive effects of early concussion exposure in middle-aged populations, with an interest in any differences between people who have sustained multiple concussions and people without a history of concussion. Her research focuses on using NeuroTracker to assess perceptual-cognitive capacities, and how it concurrently actives multiple brain networks, requiring them to work together and integrate cognitive tasks such as working memory, complex motion integration, and distributed attention processing to track multiple objects in time and three-dimensional space. Taylor is also interested studying if this software can be used as a preventative tool for dementia in individuals with increased risk (e.g. due to history of concussion).