There are benefits to sport participation, and it is important for parents to be aware of concussion risks, how to avoid them, and the signs when they may have occurred.
As students return to school and prepare to join sports teams, here's what they and their parents need to know about concussions.
Calendar apps can be useful to people with and without memory problems.
Some people worry that calendar, list and note apps can make your memory worse, but new evidence shows they're helpful for people with brain injuries.
People with traumatic brain injuries, say after a car accident or an assault, can have behavioural problems long after their physical injuries have healed.
Survivors of traumatic brain injuries might have behavioural issues or have problems holding down a job for years after a blow to the head or a bad fall.
Our brain’s ability to strengthen or make new connections to adapt and change allows us to acquire new skills.
If you are a ballet dancer or gymnast, a watch-maker or surgeon, your brain connections in the motor system will differ depending on your skills for fine movements in different parts of your body.
Kids commonly have falls or are injured during sports, but we’re only now learning concussions in kids have severe consequences.
New research has found a link between concussion in childhood and adverse medical and social outcomes as an adult.
Are players victims of workplace hazards or willing participants in known dangers?
The 2016 State of Origin rugby league competition is over for another year and the focus has shifted to off-field events with claims for compensation for brain injury.
Is a warning enough?
The evidence that football leads to brain injury is mounting, but there are two big reasons why it's not likely to change anytime soon.
Patients with alexia – or acquired dyslexia – can recognise letters but not words.
Letters via B Calkins/www.shutterstock.com
Lesions on a particular region of the brain can cause 'acquired dyslexia'.
What’s Hodor’s back story?
George R. R. Martin's Hodor is a textbook example of someone with expressive aphasia.
Cricketer Phillip Hughes was struck in the head by a ball at the SCG.
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Can’t hear you.
Nemo's great uncle
We live in a society that is fascinated by the brain – how it works, how it differs across individuals or changes over our lifetimes and how it makes us different to other species. And over the years…
Here’s looking at you.
You might think you don’t have much in common with a fruit fly. But studying them could tell us more about human conditions such as traumatic brain injury (TBI) - from, for example, a motorbike accident…
Piecing together the puzzle through brain imaging.
A serious illness or brain injury can put a person into a coma: a sleep-like or a vegetative state where they are awake but unaware. These disorders of consciousness are sometimes not accurately diagnosed…
There have been many studies into how our mental health can influence our recovery from illness or trauma - and maybe even help us live longer. But the worries of family and friends could also affect how…
Insult to injury: this guy is now at greater risk of having a stroke.
A new study from the American Academy of Neurology suggests that traumatic brain injury could be one of the many factors…
Repeated head injuries, even if they do not result in concussion, can cause long-term brain damage, a study has found. Researchers…
The shoulder-charge ban will encourage tackles rather than ‘big-hit’ collisions.
The Australian Rugby League (ARL) Commission’s decision last week to ban the shoulder charge from all competitions from 2013 has divided fans. Some applaud the decision in the name of improving player…