Concussions May Damage Areas Of The Brain Related To Memory – Part 2 of 2
The findings are published in the February issue of the journal Neurobiology of Disease. Many of the latest football players also scored low on memory tests, particularly those used to assess verbal learning and memory. While it’s a small study, the findings suggest that molecular and structural changes come to pass in certain brain regions of athletes who’ve suffered numerous hits to the head, even years after they stopped playing, the researchers said. However, the findings only to point to an association between repeated concussions and long-term detriment of memory, not a cause-and-effect relationship. The researchers added that if the findings are confirmed in larger studies, they could lead to changes in the way players are treated after a concussion, or how ring sports are played.