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  •  Just a clarification. (1+ / 0-)
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    xaxnar

    In your second blockquote, it says:

    One means of assessing concussion status, Dr. Broglio continued, is to look at a player’s reaction time, since it is known to increase immediately after a concussion.
    If I'm understanding the rest of the text, shouldn't this read: known to decrease, rather than increase?
    Thanks for the diary, it's important, as fall semester contact sports increase the likelihood of injury.
     
    •  Increase is correct (4+ / 0-)

      Meaning it takes longer for them to react. If they go from 1.7 seconds before they grasp the stick to 2.4 or 2.5, the time they take to react has increased - and time is what is being measured.

      What is decreasing is the speed at which they recognize the stick is falling and then react to it.

      "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

      by xaxnar on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 11:35:56 AM PDT

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