About two month ago the german movie project “DIE NORM – Ist dabei sein wirklich alles?” started playing in cinemas. The movie is part of a multimedia project that followed select German athletes during their preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games.
In this TED talk brain researcher and former football player David Camarillo gives interesting insights into the mechanisms of concussions. What happens during a concussion really — and why can’t standard sports helmets prevent it? How could concussions be prevented in the future based on these new findings?
What inspires elite athletes to keep competing despite injury? Is a medal or making it to a final worth the pain? Which health related consequences may such behaviour entail?