Concussions in Athletics

From Brain to Behavior

  • Semyon M. Slobounov
  • Wayne J. Sebastianelli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Semyon M. Slobounov, Wayne J. Sebastianelli
    Pages 1-19
  3. Evaluation of Concussions—Current Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Peter A. Arnett, Amanda R. Rabinowitz, Gray A. Vargas, Dede M. Ukueberuwa, Victoria C. Merritt, Jessica E. Meyer
      Pages 35-48
    3. Semyon M. Slobounov, Wayne J. Sebastianelli, Karl M. Newell
      Pages 49-68
    4. William J. Ray, Elizabeth F. Teel, Michael R. Gay, Semyon M. Slobounov
      Pages 69-87
    5. Stefano Signoretti, Barbara Tavazzi, Giuseppe Lazzarino, Roberto Vagnozzi
      Pages 89-112
  4. Biomechanical Mechanisms of Concussion and Helmets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Stefan M. Duma, Steven Rowson
      Pages 115-137
  5. Neural Substrates, Biomarkers, and Brain Imaging of Concussion Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. David A. Hovda, Christopher C. Giza, Marvin Bergsneider, Paul M. Vespa
      Pages 205-215
    3. Zhifeng Kou, E. Mark Haacke
      Pages 217-234
    4. Linda Papa
      Pages 235-248
    5. Andrew R. Mayer, Patrick S. F. Bellgowan
      Pages 249-270
  6. Pediatric Sport-Related Concussions

About this book


Concussions in Athletics: From Brain to Behavior is a timely and major contribution to the literature that comprehensively addresses the neuromechanisms, predispositions, and latest developments in the evaluation and management of concussive injuries.  Also known as mild traumatic brain injury, concussion in athletics is a growing public health concern with increased attention focusing on treatment and management of this puzzling epidemic. Despite the increasing occurrence and prevalence of concussions in athletics, there is no universally accepted definition, or “gold standard,” for its assessment. Concussion in Athletics: From Brain to Behavior provides a range of major findings that may shed important light on current controversy within the field.  The book is organized in five parts: Evaluation of Concussion and Current Development; Biomechanical Mechanisms of Concussion and Helmets; Neural Substrates, Biomarkers and Brain Imaging of Concussion Research; Pediatric Sport-related Concussions; and Clinical Management and Rehabilitation of Concussions. An invaluable contribution to the literature, Concussions in Athletics: From Brain to Behavior is a state-of-the-art reference that will be of significant interest to a wide range of clinicians, researchers, administrators, and policy makers.

Editors and affiliations

  • Semyon M. Slobounov
    • 1
  • Wayne J. Sebastianelli
    • 2
  1. 1.Professor, Director of Center for Sports Concussion Research and ServicesPenn State - Hershey Medical CollegeUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.Kalenak Professor in Orthopaedics, Director of Athletic MedicinePenn State - Hershey Medical CollegeUniversity ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-0294-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-0295-8
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