Traumatic Brain InjuryInfo Center

It’s Not Just a Bump on the Head
Structural damage is not the only part of a head injury—the brain’s electricity can be damaged as well. When the firing of the brain’s neurons gets damaged it can’t be seen on a scan the same way structural damage can.
Age & Sex Factors in Head Injuries
Girls and young teens are more likely to have a harder time recovering from concussions. Should this affect their medical treatment plans?
Keep Your Head Out of the Game
It may be America's pastime, but many who play football, even in school, may not be able to remember their glory days as they age: head injuries from the game are only getting worse.
Decision Making With a Head Injury
People with traumatic brain injuries ( TBI ) don’t always look as injured on the outside as they are on the inside. When it comes to making decisions, doctors and family members need to know exactly what level of injury exists.
Mapping the Brain’s Intelligence
The brain’s complexity is understood just a little bit better now. Apparently intelligence has to do with several specific parts of the brain working together to paint the big picture.
It's More Than a Bump to the Head
Bumps and bruises are as much a part of a childhood as sleepovers and mud pies - but that doesn't mean that bumps to the head shouldn't be taken seriously.
The Repercussions of Concussions
BOOM! Athletes from football to gymnastics to soccer are familiar with the dizzying effects of a concussion. But how do they know when it's safe to put their heads back in the game?
Teen Athletes Aren't Always Hard-Headed
It may be tempting to knock your teen upside the head sometimes, but it turns out a head injury might cause more problems in adolescents than in adults.
Flagrant Fouls Cost More Than 15 Yards
Parents of high school football players take note: it's not the one big hit that poses the greatest risk to their teens' brains - it's the smaller hits from regular practices and games.
Growing Into Childhood Brain Trauma Deficits
When children suffer a traumatic brain injury ( TBI ), such as from a fall or car accident, it can have long-term effects on their cognition, language and motor skills, behavior and social interactions. But such brain trauma does not appear to worsen over time, as has long been thought.