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Brain Scans - UCLA
We have been writing on this blog for some time about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE and its relationship to multiple concussions. As we know from the airing of The League of Denial, the diagnosis in the early days was considered controversial and Dr. Omalu’s identification of the problem was seriously questioned by the NFL-linked physicians. But, as research has evolved, the existence of CTE has been recognized and the effects of multiple concussions on a person’s cognitive, psychological and physical functions are better understood. But, many people have not had the opportunity to view the differences in brain tissue of people with CTE caused by football and boxing as compared with the “normal” brain. Click here to see the examples and read the story published in Mother Jones.

 

About Rolf Gainer Ph.D.

Dr. Rolf Gainer is the founder of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma as well as the Neurological Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario, in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Gainer is a psychologist with more than twenty-five years of experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. Dr. Gainer has designed and operated innovative rehabilitation programs in the United States and Canada for individuals who have been regarded as difficult to serve. He is currently involved in conducting two outcome studies related to the long-term issues faced by individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. He has presented papers throughout the United States and Canada in many professional conferences and educational forums.

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