The response from the veteran community has been overwhelming. After the first email announcing the project, we were flooded with email responses from student veterans who wanted to participate and shared their frustrations regarding their attention and memory problems.
Samples of e-mail responses from military veteran students:
“I would love to help out with this (study) as I have definitely noticed a deficit in my ability post-service. A little background info. I am an Army veteran. Assigned to a special operations combat unit. As a result, I have deployed several times to Iraq and Afghanistan and have been exposed to several hundred explosions.”
“…I would love to participate. I have just recently been thinking about how to improve memory and test taking skills.”
“I have made many appointments and talked to many people, but so far nobody has decided that I have anything specific, although the VA gave me a prescription. I will get tested again.”