THE HUMAN BRAIN IS arguably the most complex and fascinating organ structure. About 3 pounds in weight, it contains approximately 100 billion neurons – which some say compares to the same number of stars in the Milky Way. The brain can also store up about 2.5 million gigabytes of data – our fancy smartphones offer about .01 percent of that possibility. It’s what allows us a healthy, active and happy life, and there’s no arguing its necessity to our existence on this earth.
As a sports neurologist, if I ask just about any athlete (or depending on their age, an athlete’s parents) what their biggest concern is when it comes to their brain health, they’ll likely tell me it’s the risk of suffering a concussion. It’s a neurological condition that grabs headlines and attention today in America, which wasn’t always the case.