Brain May Recover From Concussion by Compensating

A study of concussion patients has found that the brain may compensate from the injury during recovery.  The study used 12 high school football players with a concussion and 12 of their teammates without a concussion.

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

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