SfN2016: “Complex and controversial”, Neuroscience 2016 discusses concussion

Written by Hannah Wilson

Chaired by Candace Floyd (Virginia Commonwealth University, VA, USA), this session aimed to encourage discussion and debate on the controversial and growing field of concussion, with a particular focus on sports and military settings. The scene was set by Harvey Levin (Baylor College of Medicine, TX, USA), who highlighted incidence data from a number of studies in high school and college athletes. Levin continued by discussing recovery in this population, stating that 10–15% of concussed collegiate athletes are slow to recover (taking more than 7 days). In high school athletes this proportion is even more pronounced, with one study observing...

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