CONTUSION By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 noun. Bruising or a bruise which can stem from many types of harm to the head causing cerebral contusion. CONTUSION: "The contusion caused Mary to suffer from intermittent memory loss and confusion." Related Psychology Terms RETICULAR FORMATION LEAST RESTRICTIVE ALTERNATIVE AFTER-NYSTAGMUS PONTOCEREBELLAR PATHWAY CONTRALATERAL HEMISPHERE CORTICAL BLINDNESS ALLOCORTEX LANDAU REFLEX POLYDIPSIA CORTICOFUGAL Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CONTUSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/contusion/ (accessed October 16, 2019).