Your Brain on Pavement – #hockey causes fewer head injuries than #cycling! #activetrans

There’s a reason I sold my awesome road bike in 2009

Neuroscience Is The New Black

According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Cycling is the most brain dangerous sport in the US responsible for more than ten times more head injuries than hockey.  I can only assume it’s b/c more people cycle.  (I wonder what the rates are in Canada)

If you’d like to learn more about sports, head injuries and how to minimize them join us @ The Chicago Council on Science and Technology’s presentation:

“When Playing Sports is Bad For Your Brain Wednesday 13 May Hughes Auditorium, Northwestern University 303 E. Superior Street 60611Chicago , IL

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Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

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