Artificial Intelligence Professor Rewires Brain 10 Years After Concussion

Although concussions are often labeled a “minor brain injury,” they can actually lead to major disruption in brain function. Investigators still don’t have a clear picture on the scope and severity of symptoms that concussions pose long term, but a growing awareness has made athletes take head injuries more seriously. Just because you don’t play high impact sports doesn’t mean you’re immune to head injury—concussions can happen with everyday activities that may at first seem like an ordinary bump on the head. According to a 2014 estimate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are between 1.6- and 3.8-million concussions (diagnosed and undiagnosed) each year just in the United States. This breaks down to about 5,000 concussions day. The key is testing all the athletes both before the…


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