Using sensors in helmets and MRI scans of college football players, Carnegie Mellon University Psychology and CNBC faculty member Brad Mahon and researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have found that routine hits to the head sustained during just one season can cause damage to the brain. The study followed 38 players at the University of Rochester, measuring the forces of hits taken during all games and practices.

The study, “A common neural signature of brain injury in concussion and subconcussion” was published in Science Advance

Read more at the CMU press release located here.