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sub-concussive trauma

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smart man...

http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news/433367/Nick-Denis-retires-due-to-br...

After my first loss, a devastating knockout where Marlon Sandro dribbled my head on the canvas like a basketball, I did lots of research on concussions. As a graduate student at the university of Ottawa, I had access to all peer reviewed scientific journals. No surprise to find that concussions = bad. However, I found something that had never occurred to me. Sub-concussive trauma. Basically, a blow to the head that doesn’t lead to a concussion. When it happens, you feel fine, and continue on. Maybe you feel like you just had a little brain scramble, nothing big. Those who spar, know what I am talking about. However these add up. They accumulate, from training session to training session, year after year. The research papers found that men who never had an actual concussion, rather only sub-concussive trauma, (they used football/hockey players) when brain scans were administered to them (can’t remember if it was mri or ct), their brain morphology was decayed like that of individuals with later stages of neurodegenerative disorders.

yet another good read...

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http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news/438987/Stephan-Kesting-Does-MMA-mak...

"Complex objects tend to be fragile. You wouldn’t drop your computer onto a concrete floor, or use a Rolex watch to drive a nail into a board. So if the 3 lb squishy object between your ears really is the most complex object in the known universe then shouldn’t you be at least a little bit concerned about someone punching you in the head as hard as they can?"

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