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Heading a ball during soccer may have an impact on cognitive abilities
Heading a ball during soccer may have an impact on cognitive abilities

(March 1, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Texas - Heading a ball during soccer may affect cognitive abilities in the player, according to a report published in PLOS ONE. Researchers studied assessed cognitive function in female high school students, some of whom were soccer players, using a tablet-based application. They found that the female soccer players were much slower at tasks that required them to point away from a target on the screen--an aspect that may indicate damage incurred from multiple sub-concussive blows to the head.

 
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