For the Classroom

Brain Trauma

  • Published10 Apr 2013
  • Reviewed10 Apr 2013
  • Source PBS

Educator resources are meant to give access to information and teaching tools about the nervous system and related health issues. Resources target primary and secondary school levels.

Knocks to the head may seem funny in cartoons and YouTube videos, but even minor head injuries often lead to serious concussions. A concussion may leave no external trace yet cause permanent memory loss, attention problems, and depression. This NOVA scienceNOW video investigates promising new leads in understanding this puzzling condition, which affects millions of people in the United States, including many student athletes.

Access Brain Trauma at NOVA.