A Single Season of High School Football Causes Changes in the Teenage Brain

It is important to be well informed about brain development in children.  Here is an article about the impact of hits to the head during high school football can cause changes in the teenage brain.

“It is becoming pretty clear that repetitive impacts to the head, even over a short period of time, can cause changes in the brain,” said study senior author Chunlei Liu, a professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences and a member of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at UC Berkeley. “This is the period when the brain is still developing, when it is not mature yet, so there are many critical biological processes going on, and it is unknown how these changes that we observe can affect how the brain matures and develops.”

For the full article on NPR, please click the link below.

A Single Season of High School Football Causes Changes in the Teenage Brain

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