Brain health and traumatic brain injuries is the focus of a Boston-based summit this week organized by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
 
The second annual "Brain Trust"  includes a day of keynote speeches and breakout sessions on brain research Wednesday, and a day of innovation pitches to improve brain technologies Thursday.

I took a lot of brain trauma over my life and that's why I transitioned from getting hit in the head all the time to researching the issue and trying to make changes to protect other athletes...

WGBH Morning Edition host Bob Seay spoke with the executive director of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, Chris Nowinski, who discussed why it’s important to study brain injuries.

 

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WGBH's Morning Edition Host Bob Seay interviews Chris Nowinski, Concussion Legacy Foundation
Anna Mazarakis WGBHnews

“Any treatment or any research that’s helping one group is going to help the others,” said Nowinski.