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The concussed brain at work: fMRI study documents brain activation during concussion recovery
Date:8/19/2013

ession of symptoms from the time of the injury through clinical recovery."

"Deciding when a concussed player should return to the playing field is currently an inexact science," said Dr. Stephen Rao, director of the Schey Center for Cognitive Neuroimaging at the Cleveland Clinic and a senior author. "Measuring changes in brain activity during the acute recovery period can provide a scientific basis for making this critical decision."

Each year, an estimated 3.8 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI is a contributing factor to a third of all injury-related deaths in the United States. More than three-quarters of the TBI's that occur are concussions or other forms of mild TBI, many of which may go undiagnosed.


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