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We are in the process of examining the relationship between neurological damage associated with repeated closed-head injuries and the behaviors of CTE. We’ve been using the example of spearing, illustrating the effects of this banned football behavior on the biological integrity of the human brain. We discussed how damage to one such neurological circuit, the Papez Circuit, can lead to chronic changes in mood. Here we discuss changes in three cognitive gadgets: executive function, memory processing, and motor control.
Neuroscience and Neurobiology
Medina, John J. Ph.D., "Brainstorm: Head Injuries and the NFL, Part 6: Memory Loss" (2012). Brainstorm. 16.