Brain changes, memory problems seen with minor head bumps

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December 11th, 2013
Robert Cantu, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

Young athletes playing contact sports may experience learning and memory deficits as well as brain changes even when jolts to the head don’t trigger a concussion, a study shows…

Expert quote:

“I think this is the next big bomb to drop. This study shows that you can have brain injury without a recognized concussion. What we don’t know yet is whether the effects are transient or not.”

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