13 Apr 2022

Sports Brain Bank - head knocks impact on the brain

From Nine To Noon, 9:30 am on 13 April 2022
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An Auckland-based research centre analysing the link between repetitive sports-related head injuries and degenerative brain diseases has received its first brain donations. 

The Sports Human Brain Bank is interested in former athletes who either during a game, or during training, experience repeated exercises that put pressure on their head. NFL, AFL and American football have already done some research into head injuries and the link to brain disease.

Maurice Curtis is a Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Auckland and Co-director of the Human Brain Bank.