A concussion is a type of brain injury, most often caused by a hit to the head, neck, face, or body. They cause changes in how the brain works but these changes can’t always be seen on a CT scan or MRI. A concussion can change the way you think and feel. Symptoms can vary and present differently depending on the person and injury.
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The university's Integrated Concussion Research Program works with the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute in the Cumming School of Medicine, the Faculty of Kinesiology, and the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts to address concussion and other forms of mild traumatic brain injury.