Soccer may be the next sport to deal with the fallout of brain trauma and chronic traumatic encephalopathy concerns already breathing at football’s heels.
Six specialists in neuroscience, including several former athletes, spoke at the annual Brain Health Summit hosted in conjunction with the Super Bowl.
Science is telling us that football is a sport in which the audience entertains itself by watching men turn their brains into mush. That can’t last.
The NFL has yet to address the one issue that could be its downfall: The brain repeatedly striking the skull, every play of every game and practice
Before we start shaming fans for enjoying a hard-hitting sport, consider how much good that sport has done for so many former players, at all levels of the game.
We’ll probably see more PR from the NFL over admissions it’s been lying about player concussions for 13 years.
Turns out, being bird-brained is a great thing, if you don’t want concussions.
Hollywood has done for traumatic brain injuries what science and pro sports have been unable to: get us to confront ‘Concussion.’
We don’t know how to handle the potential for sports-related brain injuries, but that’s not stopping lawmakers from wading in.
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