Catalyst

Brain defense: Preventing sports concussions

Season 2 Episode 5 | 26m 15s

Helmet designers smash prototypes to see how collisions impact players’ heads. By adding absorbent materials and custom-fit layers, the helmet industry hopes to prevent concussions and salvage football’s violent reputation. Psychologists show teams how to better recognize concussion symptoms and why early reporting is a winning strategy. A neurologist warns of the long-term emotional risks of CTE.

Aired: 03/27/19

Rating: TV-PG

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