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Concussion and the Caped Crusader: Batman’s big screen impact

November 21, 2016 - Media tip

E. Paul Zehr and Bruce Wright survey the 10 big screen versions of Batman movies and assess each fight, accident and incident involving the Dark Knight for possible exposure to concussive impact.In the paper “Can Concussion Constrain the Caped Crusader?” the authors use Batman to highlight the cumulative effect of repetitive head injury.

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UVic neuroscientists get a head start on concussion diagnosis

March 25, 2015 - Ring

When a young person hits their head on the ice, on the field or at the pool it can cause damage to the brain. However, current assessment techniques make it difficult for medical practitioners to diagnose a concussion because the tools currently in use are subjective and difficult to interpret. Thanks to $750,000 in new funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the BC Knowledge Development Fund and UVic’s Division of Medical Sciences, two of Canada’s top brain injury experts are on the case.

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Holy Non-Concussion, Batman!

July 19, 2012 - Media tip

Beginning this weekend, scifi fans will be lining up at theatres to see The Dark Knight Rises, the much-hyped third instalment in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Among them will be University of Victoria neuroscientist E. Paul Zehr, who—it’s a s…

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