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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 February 2019

Jeff Victoroff
Affiliation:
University of Southern California, Torrance
Erin D. Bigler
Affiliation:
Brigham Young University, Utah
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Summary

Concussive brain injuries have surely been observed by hominins since long before the dawn of humankind. Medical accounts go back at least 2,000 years. However: (1) no definition for this condition has achieved universal acceptance; (2) the pathophysiology is poorly understood; (3) the frequency with which various outcomes can be expected is highly controversial; and (4) the research funding seems disproportionately exiguous in the light of this disorder's probable global impact. This textbook is the first of a new era, informed by paradigm shifts unveiled by empirical discoveries and conceptual insights over the last two decades.
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Concussion and Traumatic Encephalopathy
Causes, Diagnosis and Management
, pp. 1 - 32
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Print publication year: 2019

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