Discussion Questions: Brain Trauma
- What is the number one cause of death and disability in young people?
- What is a concussion?
- Why does suffering from one concussion increase the chances of having another concussion?
- We learn here that it is difficult to diagnose a concussion from the sidelines. How would you advise a coach if one of his or her players received a blow to the head? What do you think about a coach saying to a player who has hit his or her head, "Shake it off and get back on the field"?
- Explain how eye movements can be used as evidence of what is happening in the brain.