Head Games: Research Finds Injury From Contact Sport Has Harmful, Though Temporary Effect on Memory

McMaster University neuroscientists studying sports-related head injuries have found that it takes less than a full concussion to cause memory loss, possibly because even mild trauma can interrupt the production of new neurons in a region of the brain responsible for memory.
Though such losses are temporary, the findings raise questions about the long-term effects of repeated injuries and the academic performance of student athletes.

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