Concussion researchers have long suggested that damage to the corpus callosum, a thick bundle of nerves that connects the brain’s two halves, could result in some common side effects of concussion, like dizziness or vision problems. The assumption is straightforward — that damage to the corpus callosum could affect coordination between the two halves — but difficult to prove.
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The estate of a former Washington State University football player has joined hundreds of other former players who say the NCAA, colleges, and football conferences didn’t do enough to protect them from repetitive brain injuries in the sport.
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Brain injuries have been in the spotlight in recent years, and for good reason. Concussion diagnosis is on the rise in the United States. Increasing 43 percent from 2010 to 2015.
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It wasn’t so long ago that “getting your bell rung” or “seeing stars” from a blow or other impact to the head — whether as part of contact sports, at a worksite or at home — was shrugged off. Give it some time, shake it off, go on as before.
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