Football Helmets May Protect Against Wrong Force

More and more evidence supports the belief that traumatic brain injuries in football tend to be caused by “rotational,” as opposed to “linear,” forces on the brain.  Writer Tom Foster explores this important distinction in his article for Popular Science entitled, “The Helmet That Can Save Football.”

Linear forces are straight forward, literally; they hit the impact surface (in this case, the helmet) straight on inflicting a direct line of ...

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Environmental Enrichment: Recovering from a Traumatic Brain Injury

brain injuryThe amount and quality of stimulation one receives after suffering a traumatic brain injury can impact the rate and level of a victim’s recovery.  This is the finding of a study recently published in the medical journal, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.  “Environmental enrichment” refers to the cognitive, physical, and social stimulation an individual derives from his or her environment.  The concept ...

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