Soccer Headers Can Harm Cognitive Function

March 12th, 2013 - By admin in Athletic/Performance Enhancement, Information on Brain Injury, Mild/Traumatic Brain Injury, Neurofeedback News

Repeated light blows to the head can harm cogni­tion, according to a study by neuro­sci­en­tist Anne Sereno and her team at the Univer­sity of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. They don’t know if the impact is perma­nent or if there might be cumu­la­tive effects over time, and they concede more research is needed. But the find­ings add to a growing body of knowl­edge about the long-term risks of head trauma in sports and evidence suggesting repeated sub-concus­sive blows may be detri­mental over time.

Read the article in Wired.