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Study Links Concussions to Loss of Inhibition

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Consistent signs of compromised inhibition found in a study of concussion sufferers were mirrored in separate tests on Canadian university football players. These findings open new doors to predicting the impact of the often debilitating injury, as well as raise questions about the long-term impact of contact sports, according to Western researchers.

The study, Concussion related deficits in the general population predict impairments in varsity footballers, was recently published in the Journal of Neurology.

Led by graduate student Clara Stafford, the Owen Lab at Western analyzed results of 12 cognitive tests from an online survey of nearly ...