Media (Hollywood/NYT) misrepresenting scientific majority on CTE

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  1. Stuart

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    Cliffs;

    Dozens of Neuroscientists are speaking out against the media CTE narrative about the prevalence and dangers.

    Timestamp 20:42 for a head of a university department roasting the link between CTE and suicide.

    The research group behind the NFL 99% study have been criticised by fellow professionals in the field who say they would “diagnose CTE in a rock”.

    CTE is a subjective diagnosis, in a comparison group the scientists behind the 99% study found CTE in 5 out of samples whilst other neuroscientists couldn’t find it in one of those samples. They also were one of only 7 neuroscientists who found CTE in Todd Ewen.

    Suicides from people who have misdiagnosed with CTE have been reported.
     
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    The human brain is not design for heavy repeated impact
    There is a big link to brain damage and major mental illness
     
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    The issue seems to be primarily a matter of 1) CTÉ not having clear diagnostic boundaries; and 2) it being difficult to prove causality (yet), which exacerbates point #1.
     
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    The human brain is very fragile .
    We’re not rams

    I never recommend heavy sparring
     
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    Heavy hits causes your brain to crash against skull bones
    Your brain has little protection
     
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    Current science suggests this isn’t what damages the brain. Axonal twisting is the most likely culprit. Thus, uppercuts and hooks are more likely to damage than straight rights.
     
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    Well apart from the fact they are relevant lol? Ok, Gary as I said has done a tremendous amount of research into brain injuries in martial arts, the effects of etc. The podcasts are about the ;dangers of boxing' ie head trauma.123
     
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