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Protecting the brain against concussion - Kim Gorgens

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In a lively talk, neuropsychologist Kim Gorgens makes the case for better protecting our brains against the risk of concussion -- with a compelling pitch for putting helmets on kids. (Filmed at TEDxDU.)

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Kim Gorgens studies the brain's response to injury -- and advocates that we mind our (gray) matter. Want to "study up" as Kim suggests? Find out more about concussions and the Heads Up program through the Center for Disease Control website. You can also study more through Kim's own website CO Kids with Brain Injury. Want to know more about how the brain works? Specifically how an adolescent brain works? Find out more about the growth and development of the teenage brain and why it's important to "suit up" through Sarah-Jayne Blakemore TED Talk. Now that you're convinced to do your best to protect your brain, make sure you are wearing a helmet correctly.

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