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Mind your matter: Researcher makes the case for protecting kids' heads

If you've ever experienced the urge to (permanently) encase your adventurous child's head in a helmet, don't fret - you're not alone. In this TED talk, Kim Gorgens, PhD, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Denver, admits that neuropsychologists tend to obsess about this too. It comes with the territory for those studying how concussions affect a developing brain.

Gorgen, a parent herself, asks, "How do we guarantee the safety of our kids?" Her favorite strategy involves full-body bubble wrap (she's kidding; watch the video). She also discusses the G-forces of various sports related impacts and the status of legislation requiring kids under 18 to wear helmets.

Previously: When can athletes return to play? Stanford researchers provide guidance and New concussion guidelines for NFL players

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