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Sports­-related head injuries are getting a lot of press these days. Learning from injuries sustained by prize fighters, hockey players, and American football players, researchers are beginning to understand there are severe consequences to sustained trauma on the mental life of professional athletes — even amateur, Saturday­afternoon athletes. Sports officials could do well to remember the cautionary tale I am about to relate here.

Publication Date

Spring 4-16-2012

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Neuroscience and Neurobiology

Brainstorm: Of Princesses and Football Players

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