The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Neurology, also said that so far random head collisions are widely regarded as the leading cause of brain injury in gamers, so current prevention efforts only aim to minimize these collisions.
However, according to Indo-Asian News Service (IANS), lead author Michael Lipton, a professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, USA, said: "But intentional bumps – that is football ball – are not benign Previous research has shown that frequent response is an underestimated cause of concussion symptoms, and now we have found that the headline also appears to temporarily alter cognitive function. "
Researchers studied 380 amateur players aged 18 to 55 in New York City. The participants completed neuropsychological tests of verbal learning, verbal memory, psychomotor speed, attention and working memory, and completed questionnaires mentioning their recent activities (two weeks ago) in the field, including head-over-head and unintended head-thrusts, the media agency reported, 78 percent of Participants were male. 19659005] It has been observed that during the two weeks that were considered for the study, the players had an average of 45 hits on the ball and about one third of the players had suffered at least one unintentional head butt.
In addition, players gave most headlines had the worst performance in psychomotor speed and attention tasks – areas of functioning brain injuries are known to be affected.
"Heading is a potential cause of brain injury, and because it's under the player's control, its consequences can be prevented," Lipton said.
The frequency of headlines can also be associated with poorer performance in the work memory task.
However, the study indicated that unintentional head effects are unrelated to any aspect of cognitive performance.