Archive for the In the News Category

Concussion Games

‘With growing evidence that concussion is linked to long term brain injuries, collision sports are on notice. But the AFL’s concussion experts have attacked the evidence and the scientists researching these connections. It’s a big game and there’s lots of money at stake’. Reporter Wendy Carlisle investigates

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Soccer: A Change of Culture is Required

Soccer is not usually considered as a high-risk activity, particularly when it comes to concussion related issues. We have, however, seen a few episodes over the last days that deserve further comments. 1. 20th October 2013: Mathieu Flamini (Arsenal) suffers a concussion during the match vs. Norwich

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Learning Strategies

We encourage you to visit the Open Colleges website to view their Brain Map application, which looks at strategies for accelerated learning. This is especially useful for schools to use as a resource when explaining some of the issues surrounding long term damage resulting from brain injury,

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Lewis Moody on Concussion

A lengthy, though worthy read about former England Captian Lewis Moody and his concerns about dementia, concussion and brain injury. By Sam Peters, The Mail Online – 21 Sept 2013. Moody: We used to treat concussion as a joke… now I worry about dementia To access the

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Peter Jess on The Project – September 4th, 2013

On 4th September, Smart Head Play Director Peter Jess, was interviewed on the Channel 10 TV show ‘The Project’ about football concussion and how the latest news coming from the NFL will affect Australian codes.

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Welcome to the SHP Website!

Welcome to the new website created by Smart Head Play (SHP). We’re still in development however getting closer to our site launch date (TBC). The SHP website is therefore ‘not complete’ and we’re plugging away daily to add the finishing touches. The SHP Group was formed to

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NFL Settlement Reactions

Reactions from Rocky Elson after the NFL settlement reach between NFL and 4500 former players. By Georgina Robinson, Rugby Reporter – The Age. Mind game: Elsom fears knockout legal action Former Wallabies captain Rocky Elsom says the ARU could be leaving itself open to an NFL-style class

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$857M Concussion Lawsuit – NFL Settles.

Great news coming from the States could change the way concussion is managed by AFL. The NFL have settled their longstanding concussion lawsuit with a reported $857 million payout. By Michael Idato, August 30 2013, The Age Online. NFL settles $857 million concussion lawsuit. How much is

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Frequent Soccer Headers and links to Lasting Brain Injury.

A new study published, yesterday shows that frequent soccer headers may leave lasting brain damage. By Michelle Castillo | CBS News. Frequent soccer headers may leave lasting brain damage Soccer players who frequently do headers may be setting themselves up for brain injuries. Research has shown that

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CENU Lab Group Update.

Check out the latest on Sports Concussion in our partner’s blog, the CENU lab group, School of Psychology at the Deakin University.     Latest Update: Click here. www.cogexneuro.blogspot.com.au For news, reviews, and musings from the CENU lab group.Views are their own and do not represent Deakin

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