Kicking the Brain Into Gear

  • Published16 Jul 2018
  • Reviewed16 Jul 2018
  • Author Kristina Reznikov
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

As you watch your favorite soccer player sprint down the field and score the winning goal with a header shot, you’re probably focusing more on his speed and agility and less on his brain. But, there’s a lot going on inside an athlete’s brain — and a lot that could go wrong with a hard hit or blow to the head. Use the articles and classroom resources below to learn how the brain generates movement, the brain benefits of exercise, and the dangers of traumatic brain injury in contact sports.


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