Semyon Slobounov PhDDirector, Virtual Reality/Traumatic Brain Injury Research Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania; Professor, Department of Kinesiology, College of Health of Human Development, and Adjunct Professor of Neurosurgery, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Dr. Semyon Slobounov is the director of the Virtual Reality/Traumatic Brain Injury research laboratory at Penn State University. He is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology College of Health of Human Development, and Adjunct Professor of Neurosurgery with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, with primary responsibilities to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of psychology of injury, neuropsychology and psychophysiology. He has coaching background and clinical experience working with numerous injured athletes for more than 30 years. His research focused on neural basis of human movements with special emphasis on rehabilitation medicine, neuroimaging and neurophysiology, including concussive injuries. He has published more than 120 papers in refereed Journals including Experimental Brain Research, Clinical Neurophysiology, Psychophysiology, Journal of Neurotrauma, Neuroscience Letters, Neuroimage, etc. He is the author/co-editor of three published books by Springer: “Foundations of Sport-Related Injuries” and “Injury in Athletics: Causes and Consequences”, “Concussion in Athletics: from Brain to Behavior”. His research was funded by NIH, DOD, NCAA and NFL Medical Charity grants. He received his first Ph.D. from the University of Leningrad, Department of Medical Psychology, USSR in 1978 and his second Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Kinesiology in 1994.