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Many athletes and their families are concerned about the long term implications of repetitive head trauma or concussions sustained in contact sports. This concern is amplified by research on professional athletes that has received widespread media attention.
A fuller understanding of these effects requires comprehensive assessment of cognitive, psychological, and neurological function. The purpose of this study is to apply state-of-the-art measures of these functions to understand brain aging in university and professional alumni hockey players and matched comparison subjects without a history of exposure to high-level contact sports.
Cognitive and psychosocial function in retired professional hockey players, Click here to see the media release.
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Farewell to Dr. Carrie Esopenko, former postdoctoral fellow and project leader for the Baycrest Brian Health in High-Level Athletes study, now an independent scholar at Rutgers!