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What happens to the brain on sudden impact? Egg yolks could hold the answer – Ars Technica

Rotational deceleration causes most deformation—like getting punched on the chin

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A rotational deceleration experiment with egg yolk, using an egg scrambler and measuring the soft matter deformation, to find possible answers about concussions.
A growing number of professional football players have been diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), likely the result of suffering repeated concussions or similar repetitive brain trauma over the course of their careers. It’s also common in other high-contact…

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