Have you ever wondered what happens inside the brain when one suffers a concussion? Well, thanks to bioengineer David Camarillo from Stanford University, this information is now becoming available. Mr. Camarillo and his team created a mouth guard with multiple sensors. NFL players are wearing these sensors to help study the consequences on the brain during impact of a brain injury.
One thing they have learned so far is that previous theories regarding this type of brain injury are inaccurate. It was previously believed that when impact happens your brain is shaken around like an egg in its shell. The damage is now thought to be from the white matter deeper inside the brain, resulting from fibers twisting after impact. Now it is described as similar to the way Jello stretches and tears if you were to shake the plate the Jello resides upon.
If you or a loved one have suffered a concussion or any other severe brain injury, call Mayfield Law Office today for your free initial consultation.
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