There is a movement to build awareness about the real and severe damages from concussions in pro sports. The NY Times just published the faces of football heroes who died from CTE--repeated blows to the head--making it harder for us to ignore that we are killing our heroes for sport.
The next step is to talk about the interventions, such as neurofeedback, that help the brain heal from concussions and other brain injuries. It's not a forgone conclusion that the damage can't be repaired. That's the old understanding of the brain. We have a new understanding: neuroplasticity, and new interventions that train the brain to rewire around damaged areas.
Let's encourage the NFL and school sports teams in progressive towns like the CUBuffs in Boulder, CO to put more resources into preventative interventions and brain training.
Read The New York Times Article: