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Are Early Signs of Brain Damage Detectable in Athletes’ Speech?

Posted in Brain Injuries in Sports

Increasing evidence suggests that professional athletes in contact sports are suffering brain damage as a result of concussions. For many years, doctors believed that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was limited to boxers. In that context, it was referred to as “punch-drunk syndrome.” However, pathologists are reporting similar brain damage among other athletes. The biological processes… Continue Reading