The New York Times recently reported on a fascinating study of what happens to the brain when the head sustains massive impact. The study was done on a football player, but those who suffer concussions or serious head impact as a result of car accidents or falls can learn something from the results, as well.
Football Player’s Head Studied
The study was done by hooking up a football player’s helmet with sensors and then reading those sensors after the player was hit in the head by another player during a violent tackle. The results may change the way that doctors treat significant brain injuries.