Selected Publications


See publications by Naznin Virji-Babul on PubMed


Collins LJ, Cook NE, Porter S, Kusch C, Sun J, Virji-Babul N, Iverson GL, Panenka WJ.  (2017). Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is associated with baseline Child Sport Concussion Assessment Tool Third Edition scores in child hockey players.  Brain Injury 31(11):1479-1485. doi: 10.1080/02699052.2017.1377351

Rotem-Kohavi N, Oberlander T, Virji-Babul N. (2017) Infants and adults have similar regional functional brain organization for the perception of emotions. Neuroscience Letters. DOI:10.1016/j.neulet.2017.04.031

Porter S, Torres IJ, Panenka W, Rajwani Z, Fawcett D, Hyder A, Virji-Babul N. (2017).  Changes in brain-behavior relationship following a 3 month pilot cognitive intervention program for adults with traumatic brain injury.  Heliyon. 3(8) doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2017.e00373

Oberlander, T. F., Rotem-Kohavi, N. (2017). Post-Partum depression and infant crying behaviour. Encyclodpedia of Early Childhood Development.

Yeunga, A., Munjalb, V., & Virji-Babul, N. Development of the Sports Organization Concussion Risk Assessment Tool (SOCRAT). Brain Injury. 2017; doi:10.1080/02699052.2016.1271456


Porter, S., Smith-Forrester, J., Alhajri, N., Kusch, C., Sun, J., Barrable, B., Panenka, W.J. & Virji-Babul, N. Normative Study of Child Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (Child SCAT3) in Youth Hockey Players. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine 2015;0:e000029.doi:10.1136/bmjsem-2015-000029

Balkan, O., Virji-Babul, N., Miyakoshi, M., Makeig, S., Garudadri, H. Source-domain Spectral EEG Analysis of Sports-Related Concussion via Measure Projection Analysis. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology. Accepted: May 31, 2015

Yeung, A., Garudadri, H., VanToen, C., Mercier, M., Balkan, O., Makeig, S., Virji-Babul, N. Comparison of Foam-Based and Spring-Loaded Dry EEG Electrodes with Wet Electrodes in Resting and Moving Conditions. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology. Accepted: May 31, 2015

Tatla, S., Shirzad, N., Lohse, KL., Virji-Babul, N., Hoens, AM., Holsti, L., Li, LC., Miller, KJ.,  Lam, MY.,  Van der Loos, HFM. (2015). Therapists’ perceptions of social media and video game technologies in upper limb rehabilitation.  In Press: JIMR: Serious Games

 Lam, M., Tatla, SK., Lohse, KR., Shirzad, N., Hoens, AL., Miller, KJ., Holsti, L., Virji-Babul, N., Van der Loos, M. (2015). Perceptions of Technology and its Use for Therapeutic Application for Individuals with Hemiparesis: Findings from Adult and Paediatric Focus Groups.  JIMR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies. In Press.

 Borich, M., Babul, A-N., Yuan, P., Boyd, L., Virji-Babul, N.  (2015). Alterations in resting state brain networks in concussed adolescents. J Neurotrauma: Feb 15;32(4):265-71


 Rotem-Kohavi, N., Hilderman, C., Liu, A., Makan N., Wang, J.Z., Virji-Babul, N. (2014). Network analysis of perception-action coupling in infants.  Frontiers of Human Neuroscience Apr 8;8:209. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00209

 Virji-Babul, N., Hilderman, C.G.E., Makan, N., Liu, A., Smith-Forrester, J., Franks, C., Wang, J.Z. (2014). Changes in functional brain networks following sports related concussion in adolescents. J Neurotrauma 31 (23): 1914-1919.

 Tatla, SK., Jarus, T., Virji-Babul, N., Holsti, L. (2014). The development of the Pediatric Motivation Scale for rehabilitation. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. DOI: 10.1177/0008417414556884

 Tatla, S., Sauve, K., Jarus, T., Virji-Babul, N., Holsti, L. (2014). The effects of motivating interventions on rehabilitation outcomes in children and adolescents with acquired brain injuries: A systematic review. Brain Injury 28 (8):1022-1035.

 Nathoo, F.S., Babul, A., Moiseev, A. Virji-Babul, N., Beg, M.F. (2014). A Variational Bayes Spatiotemporal Model for Electromagnetic Brain Mapping. Biometrics, 70(1): 132-42


 Jones, M.,  Farre, P.,  Watt, K., Neumann, S., Emberly, E., Cynader, M., Virji-Babul, N., Kobor, M. (2013). Distinct DNA methylation patterns of cognitive impairment and Trisomy 21 in Down Syndrome. BMC Medical Genomics Dec 27;6:58.

 Tatla, S., Sauve, K., Virji-Babul, N., Butler, C., Holsti, L., Van der Loos, M. (2013). Evidence for outcomes of motivational rehabilitation interventions for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: an American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine systematic review. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 55(7):593-601.

 Borich, M., Makan, N., Boyd, L, Virji-Babul N. (2013). Diffusion tensor imaging and fiber tractography following sports related concussion in adolescents: A preliminary report. Journal of Neurotrauma 30(14): 1243-1249

 Borich MR, Cheung K, Jones P, Khramova V, Gavrailoff, L. Boyd LA, Virji-Babul N. (2013). Concussion: current concepts in diagnosis and management. Journal Neurological Physical Therapy 37(3):133-9.

 Virji-Babul, N.,  Moiseev, A., Sun, W., Feng, T., Moiseeva, N., Watt, K. (2013). Neural correlates of music recognition in Down syndrome. Brain and Cognition 81: 256-62

 Virji-Babul, N., Borich, M., Makan, N., Moore, TD., Frew, K., Emery, C., Boyd, L. (2013). Diffusion tensor imaging of sport related concussion in adolescents. Pediatric Neurology 48:24-29


Virji-Babul N, Moiseev A, Sun W, Fesharaki A, Beg F, Ribary U. (2012). Dynamics of oscillatory changes associated with the perception of human motion. Neuroreport 12;23(13):793-8.

Ismail, S., Sun, W., Nathoo, F.S., Babul, A., Moiseev, A., Beg,M.F., Virji-Babul, N. (2012). A Skew-t Space-Varying Regression Model for the Spectral Analysis of Resting State Brain Activity. Statistical Methods in Medical Research May 20 [Epub ahead of print].

Virji-Babul, N., Rose, A., Moiseeva, N., Makan, N. (2012) Neural correlates of action understanding in infants: influence of motor experience. Brain and Behavior 2(3):237-42.

Virji-Babul, N., Watt, K., Nathoo, F., Johnson, P. (2012). Recognition of facial expressions of emotion in adults with Down syndrome. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr Aug;32(3):333-43.


Virji-Babul, N. Moiseev, A, Moiseeva, N, Sun, W, Ribary, U., Lott, I. (May 2011). Altered brain dynamics in Down syndrome during voluntary movement. NeuroReport. 22 (7) 358–364.


Watt K, Johnson P and Virji-Babul, N. ( Nov, 2010) The perception of friendship in adults with Down syndrome. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 54, 1015-1023.

Virji-Babul, N., Moiseev, A., Cheung, T., Weeks, D.J., Cheyne, D., Ribary, U. (2010). Neural mechanisms underlying action observation in adults with Down syndrome. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 115, 113-127.

Virji-Babul, N., Moiseev, A., Cheung, T., Weeks, D., Cheyne, D., Ribary, U. (2010). Spatial- temporal dynamics of cortical activity underlying reaching and grasping: Implications for understanding the mirror neuron system. Human Brain Mapping 31, 1: 160-171.