Sport-related concussion sustained in early life can have long-term
implications for brain health and cognitive and sensory function, find
two new studies. The findings add to a growing body of research on long-term deficits stemming from sport-related concussion, and suggest that concussive injuries can disrupt
fundamental elements of higher-order neurocognition by chronically
impairing attention, working memory, inhibition, and interference
control, as well as lower-level sensory and perceptual processing.