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Study: Multiple concussions could seriously disrupt teens' brain activity

WNYT Staff
Created: November 23, 2021 03:23 PM

Concussions could have a big impact on a teen's brain.

Researchers at the University of Rochester found teens and young adults who suffered three to five concussions had a disruption in the brain's default mode network.

That's an area of the brain that becomes active when a person is not involved in a specific mental task.

For example, it often activates when we daydream.

Changes or disruptions in this network have been linked to a number of diseases and mental disorders.


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