Brain recovery longer than clinical recovery among athletes following concussion, new research suggests

University athletes with a recent concussion had changes in their brain structure and function even after they received medical clearance to return to play, a new study has found. In a study published in Scientific Reports, researchers from St. Read more: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/319166.php

US Open: Do Tennis Players Who Grunt Have an Advantage?

As the US Open tournament gets underway, tennis fans and sports pundits around the world are predicting who will walk away with the fourth and final Grand Slam title of 2017. Serena Williams, who has six US Open titles to her name, has ruled herself out of contention due to pregnancy. Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/attraction-evolved/201708/us-open-do-tennis-players-who-grunt-have-advantage

Contact in sports may lead to differences in the brains of young, healthy athletes

Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital performed preseason brain scans of 65 varsity athletes -- 23 from collision sports (with routine, purposeful body-to-body contact), 22 from contact sports (where contact is allowed, but is not an integral part of the game) and 20 from non-contact sports. Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170822092215.htm

Meditation, Mindfulness, and Endurance Sports

I had a great conversation with Meredith Atwood of The Same 24 Hours podcast about meditation and mindfulness, with an emphasis on how meditation fits into endurance sports.  If you have never listened to Meredith's podcast, it is really great. Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/boundless/201708/meditation-mindfulness-and-endurance-sports