Concussion researchers for long have suggested that harm to the corpus callosum—which is a thick package of nerves that link the brain’s two halves—can outcome in some usual side effects of concussion, such as vision problems or dizziness. The postulation is straightforward—that injury to the corpus callosum can impact the coordination amid the two halves—but tough to prove. Stanford University investigators have assembled facts to support the notion by combining information from sensors worn by athletes, recreations of brain movement on the basis of those measurements, and images of the brain of people having concussions and without concussions. The study was published in Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology. The study also suggests that injury to the side of the head may cause damaging vibrations in a configuration connected to the corpus callosum.
Fidel Hernandez—Assistant Professor at Stanford University—stated, “Concussion is a big and vague term that we require to start breaking it down. One method we can do that is to examine individual structures that will be likely causing traditional concussion indications if they were injured.” This study is done on information from mouth guards of football players and designed by the Camarillo lab. Every mouth guard traces acceleration and head movement in six directions via an integrated gyroscope and accelerometer.
On a similar note, recently, a new study found aspects that can support resilience in children dealing with extreme adversity. A new study conducted by Professor Jelena Obradović—from Stanford Graduate School of Education—found many factors that seem to advance these skills in children around the world with high rates of malnutrition, poverty, and infectious disease. Obradović said, “Executive function skills are very important for children at jeopardy, but contact to stressors weakens the development of such skills.”